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 of the house.

Neighbors were awoken by the shots and reported the incident to police.

Mr Tu was shot in the abdomen, Cao was shot once in the abdomen and twice in the left leg, and Lian was shot in the right knee. None of the injuries were life threatening, and the men were sent to hospitals in Keelung City.

Police investigators recovered 13 bullet casings, and a baseball bat at the scene of the incident, and quickly identified the suspects, who were known to the victims. Seven suspects have been brought in for questioning.

One of the shooting victims is said to be the leader of a local temple, and the incident is believed to be gang-related.

When reporters turned up, a group of men, one leading a Tibetan mastiff, surrounded the reporters and tried to prevent them filming and photographing the scene.

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Sources: Apple Daily, Liberty Times Network, SETN.

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