A South China sea fisherman was killed in a firefight with unidentified assailants who were seeking to steal his boat, police said.
The man, who had been on his boat in the waters around Kowloo, was shot dead by police officers as he tried to leave the scene.
A man was shot and killed in the Kowlooon area of the China’s Kailua Peninsula after police officers tried to take his boat on Thursday, according to police in the northern city of Wuhan.
The man, identified as a 53-year-old South China seaside worker surnamed Wang, was killed by police after he tried leaving his boat.
He was one of six people injured in the fight.
The man’s body was found in a field in the area, which is about 20 km (12 miles) from the Kailoa resort, Wuhans police chief Zhou Yu said.
He said the man had been fired on by unidentified assailants as he approached his boat at around 6:45 p.m. local time (1430 GMT).
The incident comes amid heightened tension in the region over the disputed South China Seas, which include three islands, reefs and shoals.