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29 arrested as shooting over land dispute kills 2, injures 3 in southern Vietnam

29 arrested as shooting over land dispute kills 2, injures 3 in southern Vietnam

Friday, October 28, 2022, 19:19 GMT+7
29 arrested as shooting over land dispute kills 2, injures 3 in southern Vietnam
This photo acquired by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper shows people injured in a shooting receiving treatment at a hospital in Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam, October 27, 2022.

Police in Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam have arrested 29 people after two people were killed and three others were injured in a shooting which stemmed from a land dispute in Phu Quoc Island City on Thursday. 

Seventeen in relation to the incident were arrested on the same day, followed by 12 others on Friday, according to local police.

Authorities also seized two guns, 19 bullets, and one 16-seater bus, while having launched legal proceedings against those involved in the case.

Border guard officers are scrutinizing passengers at ferry wharves and routes leading to those venues on Phu Quoc to prevent relevant people from fleeing to Cambodia, which is only four kilometers away from the Vietnamese island by boat.

V.V.L., residing in Phu Quoc City, and 50 other people traveled in different vans and buses, each having from seven to 16 seats, to a venue owned by K.V.D. at around 11:00 am on Thursday to address their dispute, according to police investigation.

Some people in L.’s group used guns to chase and shoot D. and several other individuals.

Consequently, Phan Trong Hai, 33, and Nguyen Anh Thu, 26, were killed by head and chest shootings.

Le Huu Nghia, Huynh Van Linh, and Ly Quoc Tien were injured.

A police probe into the case, which shows signs of murder and disrupting public order, is underway.

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Bao Anh - Chi Cong - Duy Khanh / Tuoi Tre News


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