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Teen dies after Phuket Town shooting

PHUKET: Police are looking for two gunmen who shot an 19-year-old boy on Phoonpol Rd in Puket Town last night (December 29). The boy later died.

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By Darawan Naknakhon

Tuesday 30 December 2014, 04:56PM


The sttetch of Phoonpol Rd where the 18-year-old was shot.

The sttetch of Phoonpol Rd where the 18-year-old was shot.

Phuket Town Police Superintendent Lt Col Sermpan Sirikong said the shooting took place just before midnight.

Chalong (Boat) Natpetchdang, 19, was driving his motorbike along the road with a friend on the back when another bike with no license plate drew level with them with two people on board, one of whom shot Boat once before they sped away.

Boat was rushed to Vachira Phuket Hospital where he later died from the gunshot wound.

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Col Sermpan said investigators are looking at all CCTV cameras on that road. They believe the shooters may have been from a local gang.

A friend of Boat said he could not understand why Boat had been shot. “He had no enemies and rarely went out. He just moved to Phuket a year ago,” he said.

 

 

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Anonymous | 02 January 2015 - 11:21:44

This is very likely random targeting by gangs of teenagers, 2 per bike. It is complete random, not only between students from different schools. Most probably the victim had done nothing that caused her to be the target. 

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