A fisherman in the southern province of Ca Mau was shot dead by an unidentified assailant in the waters that border Vietnam and Thailand, a local official said Sunday.
Lam Van Tinh, captain of the CM 6927, said the attack happened at around 4.15 a.m. on Saturday.
An unidientified boat travelling out of Thai waters approached Tinh's vessel and fired on his ship, he said.
Huynh Van Tra, 21 was struck down by two bullets and killed.
Following the attack, Tinh headed home and reported the incident to the authorities.
Le Van Su, head of a border post in Tran Van Thoi District, said the case has been transferred to the provincial police.