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Two Hmong men killed, woman injured at New Year fair in Phetchabun

Dec 11. 2018
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By The Nation

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Two Hmong men were cut down in a hail of gunfire and a Hmong woman was injured by a stray bullet during the Hmong New Year festival in Phetchabun on Monday night.

Police said the shooting occurred as the fair was underway at a football field in Moo 4 village in tambon Khek Noi in Khao Khor district.

The slain victims were identified as Jia Ritthinetiul and Sa-ngiam Jermsungnone.

Aroonrat Sae-her, 21, was hit in her left arm by a stray bullet.

Witnesses told police that a man with a facemask walked up to Jia and Sa-ngiam and strafed them with an assault rifle before fleeing the scene.

Police suspect the shooting was motivated by a conflict over drugs.

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