PRESIDENT ADMIRES PROGRESS IN 319 SHOOTING PROBE
ROC Central News Agency
Taipei, March 7 (CNA) President Chen Shui-bian expressed admiration Monday for a special team of prosecutors and police detectives for their efforts in probing the assassination attempt against him on the eve of the March 20 presidential election last year, according to a statement issued through his office.
As the victim of the assassination attempt, the statement says, Chen and Vice President Annette Lu -- who was also wounded in the incident -- respect the findings and hope the team will continue its probe until the whole truth is out.
The statement was issued in the wake of a claim made by the special investigation team earlier in the day that it has identified a key suspect who might have been the person that shot the president. The suspect apparently committed suicide March 28 last year before the police could track down him.
(By Maubo Chang)
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