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Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 15:58

Customs official with gunshot wound found dead

By Agencies

 Customs official with gunshot wound found dead
This undated file photo shows the Hong Kong International Airport. (Parker Zheng/China Daily)

HONG KONG - A customs official was found dead at the Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday afternoon.

The official was found dead by medical staff at a changing room at the airport shortly after what sounded like a gunshot was heard, local media reported.

According to local media reports, the body bearing a gunshot wound was found at the air cargo terminal around 1 pm.

The official was reportedly shot in the temple and a gun belonging to him was found beside his body.

The Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department is yet to make a statement.

According to Xinhua, the Airport Authority confirmed the death and police said an investigation was under way.


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