Police shootings kill man, wounds 3 in Can Tho

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A resident was killed and three severely wounded by gunfire Saturday as commune police in Can Tho tried to arrest one of them for participating in illegal cock-fighting.

Dinh Van Tiep died at Can Tho Central General Hospital in the Mekong Delta city the same day. Tiep had intervened when police from Truong Thanh Commune, Thoi Lai District, tried to arrest his nephew Dinh Cong Thoai.

He was caught in the crossfire of shooting that broke out during the arrest.

Tiep and his children were going to his in-laws’ for the Tet holiday, said family member Dinh Van Tuoi Em.

Tiep’s son and two nephews, not Thoai, were also critically injured in the incident and also rushed to the hospital.

Em said the police had fired their guns like crazy.

Police have launched an investigation into the shooting.

Source: Tuoi Tre

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