Son of former Taiwan VP shot at election rally

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 27, 2010 03:17

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwanese voters flocked to the polls for local elections Saturday, hours after a gunman opened fire on a campaign rally in a gritty Taipei suburb, killing one man and critically wounding the son of a former vice president.

A suspect is in custody and may belong to a criminal gang.

Police said Lien Sheng-wen, son of former Vice President Lien Chan, and another man, surnamed Huang, were hit when the assailant rushed the stage at an elementary school in Yung Ho, on the outskirts of the capital. A candidate for city council was apparently the intended target of the attack.

Hospital officials said that though he was shot in the face and temple, Lien Sheng-wen's life was not in danger. Huang, however, succumbed to his wounds.


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