PATTAYA – April 30, 2012 [PDN]; Pol. Lt. Col. Prasit Munsri, Pattaya police station, was notified about a teenage gang shoot-out with one person fatally wounded.
The shooting occurred at the side walk near the beach of Laem Balihai in the vicinity of the sea rescue center Pattaya Moo 10, Banglamung.
At the scene of the killing the police found a pool of blood on the side walk by the sea. A group of teenagers, the victims were waiting nearby. The young men said they were drinking alcohol on the side walk after after that they were going to Pattaya International Music Festival.
Suddenly 3 teenagers riding 2 motorbikes arrived and parked their bikes. One took out a pistol, fired and rode off.
The bullet hit Mr. Karn Somyos or “Tee” age 23 (a clerk at a well known hotel in Pattaya) Mr. Karn’s address: 3/111 Moo 11 Nong Preu, Banglamung. “Tee” was severely wounded and brought by his friends to Pattaya Memorial hospital in a pickup truck.
Later the police inspected at the area of the shooting while the doctors were trying to save Mr. Karn’s or “Tee’s” life in the emergency room.
The doctor said had been shot through the heart. The bullet entered the left ribcage and penetrated the heart. Mr. “Tee” died monuments later.
Later, his parents, relatives and friends came to see the corpse and were struck by grief.
Upon investigation Mr. Veeraphan Somyos or “Boy” age 20, the younger brother of Mr. “Tee” said that before the shooting occurred he and his elder brother and friends both male and female were drinking whisky at the place of the shooting after a long time he was persuaded by his elder brother to go back home but his elder brother wanted to continue to drink and talk.
Later the younger brother returned home. On the way riding his bike he passed a gang of teenagers who scolded him. But he didn’t say anything. The teenage gang scolded him again. Now he stared at their faces, then hurried back to his elder brother. He was afraid there would be a fight.
Moments later 3 teenagers rode 2 motorbikes and parked them where Mr. “Tee” was sitting. One of the three teenagers took out pistol to and fired and escaped.
Mr. Veeraphan or “Boy” confirmed that he and his elder brother and friends never had a quarrel or a fight with the teenage gang before.
The cause of the fatal shooting could be that the come teenage felt intimidated when the younger brother ” Boy” he rode passed them and looked looked at their faces. Probably that made furious so they pistol and shot Mr ” Tee” the elder brother.
Pol. Col. Thammanoon Munkong, Superintendent, Pattaya police station commanded Pol. Lt. Col. Suphachai Phuikaewkam, Deputy Superintendent to mobilise a police team to find, investigate and interrogate the suspects. The CCTV footage at the scene of the shooting will be viewed in order to arrest the shooter
The police officer is sure that they will be able to arrest the suspect and his accomplices and let them face the justice accordingly soonest possible.