Song Kran Night ShootingA Thai man was shot dead in the evening of Song Kran after he had a problem with an unknown man. The dead man is believed to be a big money lender in Pattaya.
PATTAYA – April 20,2015 [PattayaDailyNews]; at 04.00 am Pol.Lt.Col.Pawatchai Sudsakorn-deputy superintendent of Pattaya police station- was notified that there was shooting in front of a Karaoke café in Soir Burana road, North Pattaya. After notification the police officers rushed to the crime scene.
At the scene the officers found the body of a Mr.Suwichak Prasert aged 27 who had been shot once. Also the officers found the motorcycle of the deceased next to his body. However, no bullet shells were found at the scene.
Upon questioning an eyewitness he told police that a car without a license plate drove alongside the deceased’s motorcycle and they had talked together for a minute or so then he heard 3 gun shots and the car raced off. They then noticed the deceased dead on the floor so they called the police.
Pol.Lt.Col.Pawatchai revealed that the dead man was a big financier in Pattaya and he just came back from a pub. It’s expected that he might have had a problem with someone in the pub and the gunmen followed him before shooting him dead. The police are now hunting the shooters so they can be arrested and prosecuted according to Thai law.