Woman Drives into Phnom Penh Wat and Fires Two Gunshots

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Woman Drives into Phnom Penh Wat and Fires Two Gunshots

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:20 pm

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia News: A Khmer woman, who has not been named, drove into Wat Saravan in Phnom Penh and fired off two gunshots this evening.
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The incident occurred this evening at 6 pm on June 7, 2019, when a woman reportedly drove her Mazada vehicle into Wat Saravan in Daun Penh district of Phnom Penh, and took out a pistol before firing off two shots. Police forces surrounded the scene and persuaded the woman to hand over the gun to the police and to give herself up.
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Police continue to question the woman, who is believed to be having a mental crisis.
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Re: Woman Drives into Phnom Penh Wat and Fires Two Gunshots

Post by Jerry Atrick » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:28 pm

That's a blank gun.

But I guess it could be converted for live firing.
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Re: Woman Drives into Phnom Penh Wat and Fires Two Gunshots

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:50 pm

Jerry Atrick wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:28 pm
That's a blank gun.

But I guess it could be converted for live firing.
Well spotted.
Zoraki M906 Nickel - Semi Auto Front Firing 9mm Blank Gun
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Re: Woman Drives into Phnom Penh Wat and Fires Two Gunshots

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:41 pm

Cheapskate crook? Or tech-freak hobbyist?

"The converted guns might not work very well. But they’re cheap, disposable and largely untraceable—all attractive features to would-be crooks and assassins
Not everyone who converts a blank-firing gun does so for criminal reasons. Some do it for the technical challenge. Others simply find it an interesting hobby."
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Re: Woman Drives into Phnom Penh Wat and Fires Two Gunshots

Post by John Bingham » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:30 pm

I think it was converted, you can see a bullet poking out of the magazine and the remains of a fired bullet in the guy's hand.

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Re: Woman Drives into Phnom Penh Wat and Fires Two Gunshots

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:46 pm

Yeah, I was going to say that those rounds are real.

Unless they now make rounds that look like the real deal? That would be stupid/could easily lead to a serious mistake for obvious reasons. As far as I know, movie proppers make their own "fake rounds", though I suppose they're commercially available. Even then, I'm sure there would be some sort of clear signage on them else live and blanks accidentally get swapped.
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Re: Woman Drives into Phnom Penh Wat and Fires Two Gunshots

Post by John Bingham » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:33 pm

I found a video of a guy in the US who converted one of those, it could fire quite rapidly, although I'd have doubts about its accuracy given the smooth barrel, or its efficiency in the long run. More of a Saturday night special than anything, but still potentially deadly.
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Re: Woman Drives into Phnom Penh Wat and Fires Two Gunshots

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:34 pm

UPDATE: The shooting may have been premeditated, because police report that the suspect bought the gun,a ZORAKI. M906 000126, for US $1500 in Thailand in April 2019. After urine tests by police, the woman is confirmed not to be a drug user, and she has been identified as Mrs. Phan Srey Lin, Female, 28 years old.
The motive for the shooting was to attack a monk named Soeun Piseth, 28, a Khmer national, living as a monk at the 23rd monastery in Wat Sarawan. Police are questioning him further over the true motive for the attack. Nobody was hurt in the shooting.
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Re: Woman Drives into Phnom Penh Wat and Fires Two Gunshots

Post by fax » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:55 pm

Does anybody have her phone number? I need a woman who can take direct action in my life.
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Re: Woman Drives into Phnom Penh Wat and Fires Two Gunshots

Post by armchairlawyer » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:37 pm

According to one Khmer news site on GF's FB, it was basically a breach of contract dispute. The lady had paid the monk to bless her business but the expected good fortune did not materialise.
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