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Wichit street shooting was over blocking traffic, reveal police

Wichit street shooting was over blocking traffic, reveal police

PHUKET: Wichit Police have revealed that the street shooting in front of Soi Hua Hom, off Sakdidet Rd, last month was the result of an argument over the victims parking in the middle of the narrow street, preventing any other motorists from passing through.

By The Phuket News

Wednesday 3 March 2021, 12:18PM

Officers at the scene of the shooting on Feb 19. Photo: Phuket Provincial Police / file

Officers at the scene of the shooting on Feb 19. Photo: Phuket Provincial Police / file

Wichit Police Deputy Superintendent Lt Col Thammasan Bunsong told The Phuket News yesterday (Mar 2) that the suspect wanted for the shooting had already been arrested.

Lt Col Thammasan said he was unable to provide the name of the suspect as he did not have that information available at the time The Phuket News called, but said the man was “about 20 years old” and was a local resident in the area where the shooting took place..

“The father of the suspect brought him to Wichit Police Station on Feb 20, just one day after he conducted the shooting,” Lt Col Thammasan said.

“The suspect confessed that the motive of the shooting was that the victims had parked their vehicle in the street, preventing other vehicles from passing,” he said.

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An argument ensued and the 20-year-old pulled out a gun and started shooting at themthen fled, leaving fellow residents Thammaboot Prachumphan, 46, with a gunshot wound to his head and his son, 28-year-old Anusit, with gunshot wounds to his leg and stomach.

Of the victims of the shooting, Lt Col Thammasan yesterday said, “The father, who suffered a gunshot graze wound to his head, has already been discharged from hospital, but as for his son, I do not have any information.” 

Lt Col Thammasan yesterday confirmed that the 20-year-old man has now been charged with attempted murder.

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Kurt | 04 March 2021 - 10:07:56

Perhaps this Lt Col got his rank by 'ticketing'/promotion buying ( see article about it in BP, a few days ago), and not through professional skills.

Capricornball | 03 March 2021 - 19:27:39

"Lt Col Thammasan said he was unable to provide the name of the suspect...", probably because he is in negotiations to see how much they'll be able to fleece the accused's family. One thing for sure is that anyone that is capable of opening fire in public over such trivial matters has serious mental issues and should be kept off the streets for a long time.

CaptainJack69 | 03 March 2021 - 13:25:58

One day or one month, it makes no difference to the offence of fleeing the scene. The police don't know the name of the accused?... Really? Charged with attempted murder? That should be 2 counts, AND the firearms offences. Oh, and the road in the picture doesn't look very narrow. All sounds pretty suspicious to me.


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