Police are in hot pursuit of an armed gang allegedly involved in a gun battle in Hanoi on Thursday night, said a police officer on Saturday December 4.
A street fight broke out between two gangs at the junction of Hang Chao St. and Nguyen Thai Hoc St., said an eye witness. One of the gang members opened fire on the rival gang before fleeing on a motorbike, he added.
The police officer said nobody was injured in the gunfire. When the police arrived at the scene, they found three empty cartridges left behind by the gang.
The Hanoi Police have mounted an extensive investigation in the past few days, he said.
From now to the end of the year, Hanoi police said they would step up their efforts to crack down on criminal gangs to maintain peace and order in the capital city.