(AGI) - Hanoi, Aug 18 ? A vietnamese forestry official has gunned down two local Communist leaders before shooting himself, in an unprecedented killing at the provincial government office of Vietnam?s Northern province of Yen Bai, local state media reported on Thursday. The head of the local Forest Protection Agency, ?? C??ng Minh, allegedly shot Yen Bai province's Communist Party Secretary, Pham Duy Cuong, and Chairman of the People?s Council, Ngo Ngoc Tuan, in their offices before shooting himself in the head. Both victims and the alleged gunman were urgently taken to the hospital yet all the three men succumbed to their injuries, according to local authorities. According to local media outlets, two victims arrived at the headquarters of the Yen Bai Party Committee at around 7am local time. Minutes later, the alleged gun man was reported to have walked into Cuong's office and shot him multiple times. He then proceeded to Tuan's office and gunned him down with multiple shots before shooting himself in the head. The motive of the shooting is being investigated.Vietnamese police have launched a full investigation. Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has also today arrived in Yen Bai province to instruct investigative work, calling the incident "extremely serious". Yen Bai is a heavily forested province some 180 kilometres northwest of Vietnam?s capital city, Hanoi.This is the first high-profile political killing of its kind in the Southeast Asia communist country. (AGI) .