Two killed, another found dead in city

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 October, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 October, 2009, 12:00am

Two people were killed and another found dead in Chongqing yesterday morning.

A young man from the city stabbed a middle-aged woman several times before holding her daughter hostage in the Shapingba district at about 8am, China News Service reported.

The suspect was shot dead by a police marksman after officers failed to persuade him to surrender in more than two hours of negotiations, the news agency reported.

The woman's condition was reported to be critical and she was undergoing surgery, while her daughter was slightly injured.

The report quoted witnesses and relatives as saying that the attacker was a former classmate of the daughter and had fallen in love with her, but the mother objected, and the daughter showed no affection for him.

At about the same time, a thief was beaten to death by a crowd after he was caught stealing clothes at a wholesale market in the Chaotianmen tourist district.

About an hour later, a man in his 40s was found dead in a luxury car that stopped in the middle of a road in Shapingba district, the report said. Neither gunshot nor stab wounds had been found on the body, it said.