Shooting in Mandalay kills woman, leaves man in critical condition

IMG 5853 72A shooting in Mandalay’s Chanmyathazi Township on Monday left a 40-year-old woman dead, injured her 40-year old husband critically, according to local police.
A gunman shot the couple namely Ma Huo Lao Peng, and her husband U Li Swam (a) Zaw Lin, 40, travelling by motorbike after the suspect tried to rob a bag from the woman, said the police.
Khun Kaw Lar (a) Maung Myo, the suspect, hit the motorbike of the couple by his motorbike and robbed a handbag from Ma Huo Lao Peng between Ywarle Street and Hninsi Street.
The couple was shot by the suspect when U Li Swam tried to fight back the suspect.
According to the witnesses, the gunman fired three shots, and the woman was shot in her head and died on the spot and her husband was shot on his left chest. He is now in critical condition at the hospital.
Locals and nearby police ran after the gunman and seized him at the corner of the 53rd Street and Manawhari Road, together with a motorbike, a Point 32 pistol with 22 bullets, two cartridges, and one shell. The pistol was also found jammed.
The suspect was identified as Khun Kaw Lar (a) Maung Myo, son of U Wai Phyo of Kyauktalongyi Township, Shan State (South).
The motive behind the attack is under investigation, according to the police.
The police has opened the criminal case against the suspect.—Myanmar News Agency

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