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2 women singing ‘red songs’ shot with air gun pellets

2018-04-03 08:00     Comment:1

Two women were shot by someone using an air gun in Iao Hon Market Garden yesterday morning, according to a statement by the Public Security Police (PSP).

According to TV and radio reports by government-owned broadcaster TDM, the two injured are aged 58 and 66. No other details about the duo were provided. The incident took place at around 10 a.m., when the two were among a group of people, mostly middle-aged and elderly women, singing “red songs” in the park, according to the reports. During the singing the two were hit with pellets from an air gun.

“Red song” is a genre of music based on themes of the nation’s Communist revolution.

The PSP statement noted that the two suffered grazes on the shoulder and the leg respectively.

The police were called and after a search they found two pellets, according to the PSP statement. The two injured women were transferred to the public Conde de Sao Januario Hospital Centre for out-patient treatment.

A female witness, who was with the amateur singing group, told TDM that a similar incident took place at the same spot about 10 days ago, when one person was hit, which was also reported to the police.

According to residents living near the park, the group regularly meets in the park in the morning to sing revolutionary songs.




Police officers investigate yesterday’s air gun shooting incident in Iao Hon Market Garden, while members of a group that regularly sings revolutionary songs in the public park look on. Photo: Joel Chu

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