A 25-year-old Chinese woman was shot dead in Sihanoukville on Tuesday and police are on the hunt to arrest three unidentified countrymen suspected of being involved in the murder.
According to a General Department of Immigration statement yesterday, a Chinese woman was shot dead at about 11.30pm on Tuesday in Sihanoukville’s Bei commune by three unknown Chinese nationals.
Preah Sihanouk provincial police identified the victim as Zhang Dan, a staffer with SV Casino.
The statement noted that on the night of the incident, Ms Dan and her boyfriend, Xiao Lizhi, also a Chinese national, walked out of SV Casino to head to a shop. When they reached a street corner near Coffee Shop 8811, the couple spotted a car parked nearby.
Two Chinese men walked out of the car and attempted to catch Ms Dan and Mr Lizhi, while another man is suspected to have been a driver waiting inside the car.
As the victims tried to escape, a gun was fired and a bullet hit Ms Dan, killing her on the spot as the attackers fled the scene, the statement noted.
“Provincial police have questioned her boyfriend,” it added. “Provincial penal police officers are cooperating with all relevant experts to investigate and arrest the suspects.”
Major General Chuon Narin, provincial police chief, said his officers have been working hard on the case.
“We have been working hard to investigate the case since the incident occurred,” Maj Gen Narin.
He noted that he could not provide any more details since the investigation is ongoing.