Pattaya Daily News

26 April 2013 :: 13:04:32 pm 74105

Rayong Land Dispute Triggers Murderous Gunfire

A drunk gunman used a rapid fire automatic weapon to rake a grocery store at a Rayong village, seriously injuring a woman and a young boy. Police suspect the cause of the unprovoked shooting is an unresolved dispute over the purchase of the land.
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PATTAYA – April 25, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]: A report of an unknown gunman using an automatic weapon to shoot at people and injuring them was received by Pol. Capt. Jirasak Aebfaeng, investigation police on duty, Nong Preu police station.

He reported to Pol. Maj. Gen. Katcha Thartsart, Commander, Chonburi province, Pol. Col. Somneuk Jankate, Superintendent, Nong Preu police station, Pol. Col. Supphachai Phuikaewkham, Superintendent, Banglamung police station, and went with the detective police team to inspect the scene.

The incident occurred at a house at 71/1-2 Moo 3 Tambon Pong, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province. The 1-story house was opened to sell food and fish boiled rice, and the other nearby house was opened as a grocery store.

Arriving officers found the injured victims, including Mrs. Phaengsri Saensila, age 45, address 71 Moo 3 Tambon Pong, Amphur Banglamung. She was shot in her left leg that resulted in a broken bone.

Other injured victims included a boy, Mookhaphol Kradkrai, age 11, who was shot in his left leg 2 times, and the left side of his belly 1 time. His body had wounds from a shattered mirror cutting him, and he was lying down and crying in pain.

Narrowly escaping serious injury was Nikorn Kradkrai, age 44, the village head of Moo 3 Tambon Pong. He was shot at his back, but the bullet only grazed him. The officers hurried to send the injured victims to Bangkok-Pattaya hospital.

The village head Mr. Nikorn told police that while he was sitting to eat rice on the table in front of the grocery store, a red Isuzu pickup truck drove to park in front of the store.

Then a Thai man, age approximately 35-40, who wore the shirt with a cross pattern, shorts and slippers, jumped from the back of pickup truck. He stood leaning against the pickup truck, and looked like he was drunk, and shouted to order 2 cans of Leo beer. Then he ordered his employee to bring the beer to him.

After he paid for the beer, suddenly the drunk man grasped an automatic firing gun from the back of the pickup truck to rake the front of the shop, and shot the members of Mr. Nikorn’s family until they got injured.

Meanwhile, Mr. Nikorn was running away to escape, but felt that he was shot at his back 1 time. But the bullet only grazed his back, and he believed that it was the Buddha’s grace that protected him.

After making trouble, the gunman hurried to run to get back on the pickup truck. He threw away the gun that he used to make trouble at the grass forest on the side of the road about 20 meters from the store, then drove away to escape to Rayong province quickly.

Pol. Maj. Gen. Katcha Thartsart, Commander, Chonburi province, revealed that after inspecting the scene, officers found 21 bullet shells of the war gun SK, which lay scattered on the ground. Police also found and seized the gun that was used to make trouble.

The very aggressive and dangerous assault by the drunk gunman greatly frightened the local people. The police major general commanded the detective police team together with the police in the area to follow up to arrest this gunman.

As for the cause of this incident, the police believe it arose from an unresolved conflict involving the benefit of the selling and buying of land, which is still under investigation.

Reporter : Samart   Photo : Samart   Category : Crime News

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