Gunman in suspected underworld hit flees to China

A man suspected of carrying out an execution-style killing in New Taipei City yesterday displayed meticulous planning, and boarded a plane to China just hours after the shooting. Police have identified a 24-year-old man named Huang as the main suspect in the killing of 45-year-old Ho Ming-hsun, who was gunned down in the front yard of his family home in Hsintien District at 8:15 am yesterday morning. Huang has an extensive criminal history, including convictions for firearms offences, drugs, injury,

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Execution style killing the 5th shooting case in Yilan in recent months

One man died and another was injured after an execution-style shooting in Yilan County in the early hours of the morning today, October 19, and it is the 5th shooting case in the county in a little over two months. According to the investigation so far, at around 2:00 am this morning, a 23-year-old man, named Liu, followed a car driven by a 22-year-old man, named Luo, with whom Liu had a dispute over a debt. At the intersection of

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Man suspected of shooting jewelry store owner during attempted robbery arrested in Hualien City

A suspect in an attempted armed robbery case in which the proprietor of a jewelry store in Yilan County was shot, Wednesday, October 6, was arrested in Hualien City today, October 8. At around 7:50 pm Wednesday, a man entered a jewelry store on Renai Road in Jiaoxi Township and immediately fired a shot at the 69 year old store owner, named Lin, before demanding Lin’s son hand over gold jewelry. However, Mr Lin junior refused the would-be robber’s demand,

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Gangster fires on cops in Wanhua District, Taipei City

A gangster with a history of firearms offences fired one shot at police in an attempt to evade arrest after being ambushed in Wanhua District, Taipei City today, March 7. Banqiao District police went to Wanhua District to arrest the 47-year-old Four Seas Gang member, named Chen, after receiving intelligence that he would be visiting friends at noon today. Nine police officers, in plain clothes, positioned themselves around a building on the corner of Xining South Road and Kaifeng Street.

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Breakfast shop worker shot by stray bullet after shots fired in anger

A man working in a Hsinchu City breakfast shop was shot in the arm after a man fired shots from a passing car to express his anger at a “friend” who had pawned his car this morning, Sunday, December 13. The breakfast shop worker, who is not named in reports, was frying dough sticks at the front of the store at around 4:00 am, when he heard “sounds like firecrackers” from a car passing by. The man then felt tingling

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Security guard shot in the thigh during armed bank robbery in Taipei City

A security guard was shot in the thigh by a bank robber armed with a military-style assault weapon this morning in Taipei City. At around 10:40 am, a man wearing a black cap, blue jacket, jeans, and a surgical mask, walked into a branch of Bank of Panhsin on Bei’an Road, Zhongzheng District, armed with what multiple media reports described as ‘an M16 assault rifle’. When the bank’s security guard stepped forward to confront him, the robber fired 6 shots.

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Police hunt for gunman after broad-daylight execution-style shooting in Tainan City

Police today are searching for a man suspected to have shot one man dead, and left a woman fighting for her life, after firing six shots at close range in Jiangjun District, Tainan City, yesterday afternoon, just 60 meters from a police station. At around 3:00 pm, February 21, a 53-year-old man named Yao (姚) was found slumped in an armchair in the front room of his residence in a quiet fishing village, while his 43-year-old female friend, Ms Guo

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Gunman arrested after 50 shots, explosions in 5 hour siege

A man surrendered to Chiayi County police after a five-hour long siege in Minxiong Township, during which the suspect fired 50 shots and threw numerous explosives. Police officers went to a residence in a lane on Jianguo Road after neighbors reported hearing people arguing, followed by three gunshots at around 8:00am. The officers called for backup after a suspect on the third floor responded to their arrival with more gunshots. Police blockaded the area while a SWAT team and police

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Gunman believed to have killed himself after cops block escape

A man is suspected to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot after a 4 hour chase ended with his car surrounded in Nantou County last night, July 28. At around 6:00pm yesterday, a man driving a white Mercedes Benz SUV pulled up outside a residence in Xinping Street, Taiping District, Taichung City, and fired three shots at the garage door. Police investigating the incident identified the driver of the car as a 32-year-old man named Lai, with previous convictions for

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Two shooting incidents in one day in Taipei City: one fatal

Early Sunday morning, June 16, a man fired a shot at a police officer on Linsen North Road before being arrested, while a parking attendant at a sauna on Chongqing Road was shot dead later the same day. At around 3:30am Sunday morning, two police officers on patrol on Linsen North road noticed a car suspiciously parked illegally with the motor running and two occupants inside. As the officers approached the vehicle, a man jumped out of the passenger seat

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