Man shot, refuses to identify shooter in northern Vietnam

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Police in the northern city of Hai Phong Friday launched an investigation into a case in which a man was shot and injured in a car the day before.

Initial information is that on Thursday night, Nguyen Trong Tinh, 21, came across his uncle, 31-year-old Nguyen Trong Khang together with two unknown men on his way to a restaurant for dinner. Khang asked his nephew to join him and they got into a Toyota Innova.

According to Tinh, one of the unidentified men drove the car, and Khang sat next to him. Tinh and the other man sat in the row right behind them.

After the car had moved several hundred meters, Tinh heard a gunshot and found that Khang had been shot in the back.

The man who sat right behind Khang then said: "I did it accidentally"¦," Tinh said. The sequence of the shooting has not been explained further.  

Police said the trio rushed Khang to the local Viet Tiep Hospital, and the unknown men fled, leaving the car behind.

According to the police, they have yet to identify the two men, because Khang, who was once jailed for murder and deliberately injuring others, has refused to tell them anything.

Further details about the case, including the state of Khang's health and extent of injury have not been released.

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