Official, Wife Fatally Shot

A police official and his wife were gunned down in broad daylight Tuesday morning on Phnom Penh’s busy Monireth Boulevard in what police believe was a contract killing.

Phan Sokha, a 38-year-old first lieutenant assigned to Chamkar Mon district police, was shot once in the forehead and his wife Bun Thol, a stall owner at O’Russei Market, was shot four times while traveling by motorcycle on Monireth Boule­­­­vard near the Olympic Stadium.

According the Kim Horn, Tuol Kok district police chief, the two were shot by two men on a motor­cycle at about 10 am.

Municipal Penal Police Chief Khuon Sophon said Tuesday initial police investigations conclude the gunman was probably a hired killer settling a personal score for someone else. “The of­fenders were hired to do the killing…because [they] did not take anything from the victims after the shooting,” Khuon So­phon said.

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