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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Police in standoff with armed gangsters holding hostages in Taoyuan City

Police have have blockaded streets around a car dealership next to the Taoyuan City Council building on Sanmin Road this evening, after two armed gangsters stormed the car yard, fired several shots, and took 9 people hostage. The siege began at around 7:00pm, and the men were said to be armed with handguns, rifles, and a grenade. The suspects are believed to be members of the Heavenly Way Alliance, belonging to a faction called the Justice League. The suspects are

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Three men shot and wounded in Ruifang District

Three men were shot and injured after an altercation at a karaoke bar in New Taipei City’s Ruifang District late last night, June 9. The three men, named Tu, 47, Lian, 54, and Cao, 25, left the karaoke bar after a dispute broke out with a group of ten men. After arriving at a friends house, the group of men turned up in two cars, and at least one gunman fired at least 13 shots into the glass-fronted living room

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One dead, two injured after execution-style shooting in Taichung City restaurant

One man died after being shot multiple times, and two bystanders were injured, after two men stormed into a tea-house in Taichung City armed with a rifle and a pistol, and fired a total of 26 shots at the deceased. Shortly before noon, today, police received reports of a shooting at a tea-house on Zhongshan Road in Shalu District. Arriving at the scene, police were greeted by bullet casings scattered inside and outside the restaurant. Inside the restaurant lay a

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Suspect arrested after taxi driver shot in Kaohsiung City

A man was arrested this morning, suspected of having shot a taxi driver four times in the back, leaving him to die on the side of the road, and stealing his cab. The taxi driver, Mr Lee, 56, was found laying in a pool of blood on a sidewalk in Kaohsiung City’s Qiaotou District at around 8:30am yesterday, Sunday, February 10. Struggling to remain conscious due to massive blood loss, Lee said to police, “I’ve no strength,” before losing consciousness.

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Teen arrested after firing thirty shots on busy street in broad daylight in New Taipei City

A 17-year-old male was arrested on the spot after he fired 30 shots at a trading company in Xinzhuang District, New Taipei City this morning, January 29, just 50 meters away from a police station. At around 11:00am, the gunman, named Chen, stood outside the trading company on Huacheng Road, aimed at the interior, and emptied a 15 round magazine. Chen then inserted a second 15 round magazine and fired another 15 shots into the building. Police officers at a

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