Two shoot out glass in GangnamThe Gangnam Police Precinct in Seoul is tracking down two unidentified suspects who fired 5-millimeter (.2 inch) BBs indiscriminately at 13 shops in Nonhyeon-dong, Cheongdam-dong and Sinsa-dong, as well as three parked cars along Gangnam Boulevard at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
The police said that no one was injured but glass walls and windows of the attacked shops were broken in pieces. The police aren’t sure whether the suspects used a gun or a slingshot.
The police said the suspects drove onto sidewalks on Dosan and Gangnam boulevards with a black sedan and shot at glass windows or entrance doors from four to five meters (13 to 16 feet) away from the shops.
“The glass wall and the entrance door broke with a crash a few seconds after I heard something hit the glass wall,” said Seo, who runs an imported pottery shop in Cheongdam-dong.
The police said that the wall was 10 millimeters of tempered glass. Including the pottery shop, luxury imported car dealerships, and fast food stores on Dosan Boulevard were also damaged.
The police received the first report at 5:34 p.m. and dispatched about 100 police officers as soon as they witnessed the damage, but failed to capture the suspects. The police said that the suspects escaped over Hannam Bridge after damaging more stores in Sinsa-dong.
The police also said eight shops in Incheon were also damaged by the unidentified suspects’ attack on Tuesday.
By Lee Jeong-bong [firstname.lastname@example.org]
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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