Two minors were arrested this morning after two men were gunned down as they exited a 7-11 convenience store in Zhushan Township, Nantou County, in the middle of the night.
A convenience store clerk told police that two men entered the store and purchased beer after attending a temple fair nearby. As the men exited the store, six shots rang out. When the clerk went out to investigate, he found the two men laying in pools of blood. One had been shot in the head, and the other in the leg and abdomen.
The two shooting victims were rushed to hospital and identified as a 39 year-old man named Chen, and a 37 year-old man named Lin. Both men were described as being seriously injured, but out of danger after emergency medical treatment.
Police began a manhunt for two suspects who were seen fleeing on a scooter. At around 4:00am, the two suspects, Zhang, 17, and Lin, 16, turned themselves in at a local police station. Both suspects were accompanied by their parents.
Zhang and Lin told police that they had an argument with Chen and Lin at a night market during the temple fair, and had followed them to the convenience store to teach them a lesson.
According to investigations and the suspects’ statements, Zhang had ridden the motorcycle, and Lin had shot the victims. After the shooting, they discarded the handgun, which was later recovered by police.
Zhang and Lin were handed over to the Nantou District Juvenile Court to be investigated for violating guns and ammunition regulations, and attempted murder.
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