BALLISTIC TESTS ON SEIZED GUN INCONSISTENT WITH SPENT ROUND: CIB
Taipei, May 14 (CNA) Ballistic tests on a gun and bullets seized from two suspects in connection with the assassination attempt of President Chen Shui-bian and Vice President Annette Lu did not match bullets retrieved from the scene of the shooting on the eve of the March 20 presidential election, Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) experts said Friday.
The two suspects arrested by Kaohsiung police earlier were the first taken into custody since the March 19 incident.
CIB experts said that Kaohsiung police nanded them one homemade gun, one gun barrel, and 33 rounds of ammunition seized from the two suspects, but after ballistic tests, they were found not to be consistent with the bullets found after the shooting.
CIB Commissioner Hou You-yi said earlier that police will not let any leads go cold, although they have made little headway so far into the investigation.
World renowned Chinese-American forensic expert Henry Lee, who was invited to assist in the investigation, has suggested tracing the origin of the bullets found at the scene of the shooting through the machine marks on them.
(By Lilian Wu)
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