Preah Sihanouk provincial police are on a manhunt for members of a Chinese gang who shot and injured four men from a rival gang during a violent brawl at a Chinese Restaurant in the city on Monday.
Provincial deputy police chief Colonel Bour Sothy said that the gunfight took place at about 8.30pm when both groups of Chinese were drinking at the Shi Hou restaurant in the city’s Commune III.
“No arrests were made yet and we are now seeking the group responsible for the shooting,” he said.
Second Lieutenant Chun Pheng, a commune police officer, said a group of six and another of ten people were eating and drinking in the restaurant on the night of the shooting.
He said an argument took place and members of both groups started punching and kicking each other.
“During the fight, one of the men in the smaller group took out a gun and fired ten rounds at the other group, injuring four,” he said. “After the shooting, the smaller group left the restaurant and fled on their motorbikes.”
Lt Pheng said that police stationed nearby heard the commotion and rushed to the scene, taking the injured to hospital.
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