Police investigating Suoi Tre Traffic Control Station shooting

Colonel Nguyen Van Kim, Deputy Chief of Police in the southern province of Dong Nai on September 23 said at a press brief that police are investigating the incident in which a captain shot dead his superior in Suoi Tre Traffic Control Station.

Answering questions, Senior Lieutenant-Colonel Tran Tien Dat said the case is under investigation and the police have sealed off the scene of the incident but activities in the station will take place normally.

At 2pm on September 23 the medical officers carried out an autopsy of the deceased Major Tran Ngoc Son, Deputy Head of Suoi Tre Traffic Control Station and later handed his body to his relatives for burial.

Colonel Nguyen Van Kim said that police officers in Suoi Tre Traffic Control Station heard the guns bang in a room at 5pm on September 22. They ran towards the room and saw that Major Tran Ngoc Son, Captain Ngo Van Vinh, Senior Lieutenant Doan Thanh Phu were lying in a pool of blood. All three were taken to Long Khanh General Hospital, however, due to fatal wounds Son died later. Captain Vinh and Senior Lieutenant Phu escaped severe injuries.

Colonel Nguyen Van Kim did not confirm the rumor that Major Tran Ngoc Son and Captain Ngo Van Vinh had an earlier conflict while drinking at a karaoke bar and then involved in a fight later.

Kim just said that the case is under investigation.

By Hoai Nam - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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