Friday, March 19, 2004

"Taiwan president shot, not in critical condition"

"The bullet hit the vice president in the knee first, then the president," Wang Hsin-nan, a lawmaker from Chen's Democratic Progressive Party told TVBS television.

Chen, 54, had sustained a deep 30-cm (12-inch) wound across the stomach, said Wang, who was traveling in Chen's motorcade.

Chen was able to walk into the emergency room unaided while the vice president required assistance, one witness told television.
I hadn't expected anyone to get shot before the election! :-(

* Update: the Government Information Office press release

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