JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Man guns down 7 at house, auto shop in northern Vietnam

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 15:07 GMT+7
Man guns down 7 at house, auto shop in northern Vietnam
Ly Van San fires a gun inside an auto shop in the northern Vietnamese province of Lang Son on January 13, 2020 in this screenshot taken from CCTV footage of the incident.

Police in the northern Vietnamese province of Lang Son are hunting for a man who killed two people and injured five others after he opened fire on people inside a local house and a nearby auto shop on Monday.

The gunman has been identified as Ly Van San, 50, according to the provincial Department of Police.

According to preliminary information, San carried an AK-47 assault rifle to the house of Pham Van Tuy, 45, in Phu Xa Commune, Cao Loc District at around 9:00 pm on Monday.

Tuy and nine other family members were having dinner in the kitchen at the time.

San opened fire through the kitchen window, hitting 12-year-old Pham Thanh Phong, Tuy’s son, in the head and killing the boy on the spot.

The other members ran away and took cover in a bathroom and behind shelves at the front of their house, where the family runs a small store.

The shooter continued firing his gun at the front of the house, before heading to an auto shop owned by 43-year-old Hoang Quoc Huong, located 15 meters away.

San fired about 15 shots at the facility.

Huong tried to run away but was killed after getting shot in his back.

The gunman eventually left the scene with his weapon.

Aside from the two deceased victims, five other people were hospitalized for emergency treatment for injuries following the mass shooting.

Police officers have initiated a manhunt for San, who remained at large as of Tuesday morning.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news

Fire at Czech home for disabled kills eight

The fire at the Vejprty home started in one room before spreading to three others, Michal Zavora, commanding officer of the region’s fire services, told state broadcaster Czech Television