Two Party Officials Dead In Rare Vietnam Shooting

Two party officials dead in rare Vietnam shooting

HANOI, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Augst,2016) - Two senior communist officials were shot dead by a colleague at their offices in northern Vietnam, state media reported Thursday, a rare high profile gun homicide in the country. Northern Yen Bai province's most senior official, party chief Pham Duy Cuong and head of the provincial people's council Ngo Ngoc Tuan, were gunned down by a senior forest ranger Do Cuong Minh, Tuoi Tre newspaper said.

The two officials were shot multiple times and were pronounced dead after they reached hospital, the report added. The official Vietnam news Agency said the shooter committed suicide with his own gun. No reason has yet been given for the slayings. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc rushed to the province immediately after the shooting. He said the incident was "especially serious and had never happened anywhere in Vietnam", according to the government's website.