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Phuket girl, 17, shot dead in motorbike attack

PHUKET: A 17-year old girl has died and her boyfriend, also 17, remains injured after an unknown assailant shot them while they were riding their motorbike in Thalang, central Phuket, late last night (Dec 22).

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 23 December 2017, 12:55PM


Raomut Tumwong, 17, survived the shooting attack. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Raomut Tumwong, 17, survived the shooting attack. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Panilada Kongkapan was shot under the chin and her boyfriend Raomut Tumwong was shot in the neck at about 11:30pm while they were riding in Soi Ban Tao Satarana Pai in Baan Pa Krong Cheep, Tambon Thepkrasattri, Thalang, reported police.

Kusoldharm Rescue workers rushed to the scene and transported the couple to Thalang Hospital.

Ms Panilada succumbed to her injuries, but Mr Raomut survived, confirmed Thalang Police Chief Col Somphong Thipaphakul,

Police questioned Mr Raomut at the hospital, said Col Somphong.

“Mr Raomut said that he was driving Ms Panilada on his motorbike to Ban Pa Krong Cheep,” he explained.

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While they were riding along the street the unknown assailant appeared on a motorbike with a firearm – size and type unknown – and shot at the couple and fled, he said.

“After investigating the scene, police found a red Phuket-registered Honda Wave belonging to the victims at the scene. However, no bullet casings were found,” said Col Somphong.

“The motorbike was brought to Thalang Police Sation to be kept as evidence. Thalang Police investigators have begun reviewing CCTV footage from the area to find out where the suspect went in order to proceed with legal action,” he said.

“We suspect that the reason for the attack was due to a personal conflict or other related issue. However, we must wait for the results of the investigation,” Col Somphong added.

 

 

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Kurt | 24 December 2017 - 22:01:01

Here we are not in America. We are in Thailand.
To 'soften' the thai problems by derailing attention to other parts of the world is not helping Thai society.

Jor12 | 24 December 2017 - 19:21:57

Try living in America where life is super cheap and guns are a plenty. You can be shot by a home owner for knocking on the door asking for directions and is perfectly legal. It's not a deduction by Police but an intelligent suspicion.

Perhaps you haven't heard that teenagers are still learning the ways of the world, so no point in getting your knickers in a twist. Hell, even adults can&...

Kurt | 24 December 2017 - 09:11:19

Sometimes I ask myself: What is/was the upbringing of these, mostly young, assailants?
If there was any upbringing! 
Total absence of self control an respect for life. 
Angry, than deliberately go out for a kill?
That it is, if one goes out with a gun. 

malczx7r | 24 December 2017 - 06:43:52

"the red Honda motorbike is to be kept as evidence" haha oh look, here's the bike they were on, that'll reveal loads of information! 

BenPendejo | 23 December 2017 - 14:07:44

Wow... another genius deduction, “We suspect that the reason for the attack was due to a personal conflict or other related issue."  Only 17 years old...my god.  There is only one thing that is certain, and that is that life is cheap in the LOS.

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