A Cambodian migrant worker in Thailand was shot in the leg by a Thai man during a drunken dispute early Monday morning and returned to Cambodia, according to authorities.
Ma Cheng, 22, was shot twice in the right leg at about 2 a.m., suffering a broken femur, said Long Chantha, border liaison chief at the O’Anluok checkpoint in Battambang province.
“The victim, Ma Cheng, 22, was a welder working in Thailand and he was arguing with a Thai worker while they were drinking last night and he was shot two times in his right thigh,” he said, adding that the suspect fled the scene and remains at large.
Mr. Chantha said the two men had argued once before, but that he did not know what their disputes were about.
“Now, the Thai police are investigating to find the gunman,” he said.
Mr. Chantha said the victim was initially treated in Thailand and was now receiving additional care at an NGO-run clinic in Battambang.