Pattaya Daily News

28 September 2012 :: 14:09:01 pm 67002

Woman Killed In Gunfight At Rock Concert

A young woman was killed and several others wounded by gunfire at a Sweet Mullet concert in Ayuddhaya. The shooting occurred in front of the Viengjan entertainment center in Phranakornsriayuddhaya. The combatants escaped after the gun battle, which involved more than 20 people.
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AYUDDHAYA – September 28, 2012[Pattaya Daily News]; at 2:15 a.m., a report of a fatal shooting at a rock concert was received by Pol. Lt. Col. Wasan Thipparat, Inspector, Uthai police station, Phranakornsriayuddhaya province. He rushed to the scene with Pol. Maj. Gen. Anurak Taengkasem, Commander; Pol. Col. Wutthiphong Petchkamnerd, Deputy Commander; Pol. Col. Suthep Chanasit, Commander; Pol. Lt. Col. Panthat Sewatathat, Inspector, Uthai police station; and the detective police team and the rescue officer of the Ayudhaya Ruamjai Association.

The shooting occurred in front of Viengjan entertainment center Moo 1 Tambon Thanu, Amphur Uthai. When police arrived, a lot of people were backing their cars out of the parking lot to escape the scene.

As police officers blockaded the area, the sound of gunshots could still be heard several times. After the shooting stopped, police found a lot of injured people who were sent to Ratchathani hospital. One man was shot in his head and severely injured. He was sent to Phranakornsriayuddhaya hospital, along with four other people.

 

One unidentified woman died at the scene. She was approximately 28 years old, and wearing long pants and a long-sleeved black-and-white shirt. She had been shot in the head by a gun of unknown caliber. The victim died beside a bullet-ridden car, a Toyota Vios, license number KOR TOR 4428 Phranakornsriayuddhaya. There were 2 bullet holes in the car’s front side mirror.

Four other cars were hit by bullets, especially a black Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck, license number PHOR PHOR 5481 Chonburi. The driver’s door of the truck was hit by four bullets and the back wheel was also shot. Altogether police recovered more than 20 bullet shells of 9 mm. caliber, and also a .38 caliber bullet shell lying on the ground, which they kept for evidence.

Police then questioned witnesses, who told them that many people were at the concert to hear a popular Thai alternative-rock band named Sweet Mullet. But during the concert, fighting broke out between several groups of concertgoers. The security guards then told the groups of about 20 combatants to leave the premises.

So a group of people went to the Toyota Vios to grab a gun, while another group ran to the Titan pickup truck to get their gun. There was also a third group of people chasing after them. The group with the woman who got killed than began firing the gun into the entertainment center.

Both armed groups then got into a gunfight that lasted more than 20 minutes. Meanwhile, onlookers ran to hide in safe places. After many people were wounded and the woman was killed, the combatants then fled the scene, leaving the injured people behind.

When police later tried to view footage from the parking lot’s CCTV, they discovered that the computer’s hard drive disk was missing. Police were uncertain whether the disk was lost, or had been deliberately removed to conceal evidence.

However, Pol. Maj. Gen. Anurak revealed that he had enough information from witnesses and participants, and expected to be able to arrest the group of troublemakers and the gunman.

Category : Crime News

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