Sources report that Anousa “Jack” Luangsuphom, a 25-year-old man who was thought to have died in a shooting in Vientiane Capital on Saturday, is now believed to be alive.
Anousa was severely injured after being shot twice at close range inside a cafe in Vientiane’s Chanthabouly District. It was reported soon after that Jack passed away due to his injuries.
However, sources close to Jack said on Wednesday that he was still alive and is receiving medical treatment at a local hospital.
According to sources with knowledge of the matter, Jack’s family had initially kept news of his survival a secret in fear of further attempts on his life.
The news of Jack’s survival has led many people in Laos to donate funds for his medical expenses.
Meanwhile, the incident has sparked a call from social media users for authorities to comment on the incident, which was captured on CCTV and reported by state media.
Police in Laos have yet to release any further information about the case.