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South Korea soldier refuses to talk with investigators on shooting rampage

Published on Jun 27, 2014 9:56 AM

SEOUL (KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The captured sergeant from last weekend's shooting spree refused to speak about the killings during the first face-to-face talks with investigators at a hospital where he is recovering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a military source said.

"The Army's investigative authorities conducted the first round of their investigation into him on Wednesday as he regained consciousness," the source told the media on Thursday, declining to be named. "He refused to talk about the incident, saying he doesn't remember what happened."

The 22-year-old sergeant, identified only by his surname Lim, was transported to a civilian hospital in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, on Monday right after shooting himself in a suicide attempt.

Two days earlier, he killed five soldiers and wounded seven others in a shooting rampage in a frontline unit of the Army's 22nd Division.

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