Heilongjiang police offer 100,000 yuan reward for man suspected of killing 7
Police in Beian city of Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province are offering 100,000 yuan ($15,484) in cash as a reward for clues to the whereabouts of a 68-year-old man suspected of committing mass murder on Tuesday.
The suspect, named Wei Xiaojun, is at large by press time. He is a resident of Wudalianchi city and has previously lived in Yongyue village of Shiquan town in Beian city, where he is suspected of killing seven people with a gun on Tuesday, according to media reports.
The seven victims from four families all keep cattle as farm animals and had been in disputes with Wei, media reported.
Wei has fled into nearby mountains with his gun, and local police are trying to find him.
According to the notice of the police reward issued by the local public security bureau in Beian on Wednesday, Wei is 167 centimeters tall and has a slim build. He was last seen wearing a green coat and a pair of dark green trousers.
The large reward soon drew widespread attention from the public on China’s Twitter-like Sina Weibo on Wednesday, with some locals disclosing that Wei might have suspected the victims of poisoning his 14 cattle to death and was driven into despair.
Other netizens asked where his gun came from and expected that the fugitive would be promptly caught.