Businessman Shot in Leg On Monivong

A French businessman was wounded by gunfire Friday night while driving in Phnom Penh.

Jean Michael Faucher, 45, the director of the Dumez GTM con­struc­­tion company, stopped at a traf­fic light on Monivong Bou­levard just after 7 pm when a mo­torcyclist pulled beside his car and shot him in his right leg. He was taken to Cal­mette Hos­pital, treated and discharged Sat­urday, a Dumez spokesman said.

Penal Police Chief Khuon So­phon said the shooting motive is not yet clear, but au­thorities are investigating the chance of a personal or business dispute. He said the shooter rode a motorcycle, possibly Kor­ean-made, and was alone.

Foreign police chief Mok Chi­to said his investigators “only needed an arrest warrant from the municipal court” for a suspect, whom he wouldn’t identify.

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