Man shoots old couple after quarrel in central Vietnam

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Police in Vietnam's Central Highlands province of Lam Dong are looking for a man who allegedly shot and killed his neighbors, an old couple, Wednesday.

Nguyen Cao Da and his wife Doan Thi Tam, both 76, were lying on hammocks in front of their house when 50-year-old Ngo Van Thuong came in and shot them reportedly with a shotgun.

Da died on the spot, while Tam was seriously injured.

The couple's family rushed out on hearing the commotion, but Thuong warned them not to approach him.

Only after he left could the family take Tam to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries later that day.

Dan Tri Wednesday quoted Nguyen Quoc Dinh, 52, the couple's son, as saying that 15 minutes before the murders, Thuong came into their house and had an argument. He had reeked of alcohol, Dinh said.

The conflict had begun a couple of days earlier, he said, when his family released water from a ditch and Thuong objected saying it affected the functioning of his water-run generator.

A source said Thuong was only released from prison a few months ago after serving nearly ten years, also for involvement in a shooting case, the news website reported.

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