Man shot dead in Hai Phong parking lot after dispute over spot

By Le Tan, Thanh Nien News

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The area near the karaoke parlor in Hai Phong where a man was shot dead early Wednesday. Photo: Le Tan The area near the karaoke parlor in Hai Phong where a man was shot dead early Wednesday. Photo: Le Tan

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Hai Phong police are hunting for suspects in the murder of a 33-year-old man on Tuesday night that was allegedly prompted by conflict over a parking spot.
Bui Dinh Trong was shot at around 1 a.m. on Wednesday when he and a group of friends came to an opening ceremony of a karaoke parlor in Hong Bang District.
A brawl erupted between Trong's group and another group of guests after they disagreed over a sparking spot, a source told Thanh Nien.
Suddenly someone from the other group shot Trong, and the group quickly fled the scene in cars.
Trong was rushed to the Viet Tiep Hospital but doctors pronounced that he was dead on arrival.
Police said he sustained two gunshots in his abdomen and leg, which could have been fired from a K-54 handgun, a copy of the Soviet-type Tokarev TT-33 that is used by Vietnam's armed force.
The source told Thanh Nien that the karaoke parlor is owned by a local gang leader, identified only as Hien.

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