2 men arrested for shooting at house in central Vietnam

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Police in the north central province of Nghe An have arrested two men for allegedly shooting at people from inside a car Wednesday night.

Bui Ba Viet, 27, and Phan Van Giang, 23, from the nearby Ha Tinh Province, were arrested with two guns after the car in which they were fleeing was trapped in mud after a chase of more than 15 kilometers, Voice of Vietnam radio reported.

The men had stopped outside a house of Quach Dao Kiem in Nghi Yen Commune, Nghi Loc District at around 10 p.m. and shot into the house to force Kiem's daughter, only identified by her initial Th., to return them VND20 million (US$958).

No casualties were reported.

When the police arrived following a tip-off from locals, the men lobbed tear gas at them before fleeing.

The police are investigating further.

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