|A 42-year-old man yesterday shot five officials at the headquarters of the People's Committee in northern Thai Binh City yesterday, killing one and injuring the rest. According to reports, the killer later shot himself.—VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS)– A 42-year-old man yesterday shot five officials at the headquarters of the People's Committee in northern Thai Binh City, killing one and injuring the rest. According to reports, the killer later shot himself.
The dead official was Vo Ngoc Dung, deputy director of Thai Binh City's Land Fund Development Centre. He was killed with a bullet from a Colt pistol at about 2pm.
Two of the injured officials, Vu Cong Cuong, 23, and Bui Duc Xuan, 38, were shot in the head. Nguyen Thanh Duong, 38, was shot in his right eye and Pham Thi Lan Anh, 36, received a bullet in her right ear.
The alleged killer, Dang Ngoc Viet, was a resident of Thai Binh City's Ky Ba Ward. He is said to have been upset at officials responsible for land-clearance projects.
Colonel Tran Xuan Tuyet, director of Thai Binh Province's Police Force, told the media that a body reported to have been Viet's was found later in the day.
Tuyet said it was likely Viet became angry over a land-clearance project that took over his family's land, offering either money or resettlement.
Viet's family initially agreed to accept money, but then changed their mind and requested to accept the land instead. – VNS