Police investigate the shooting scene on Soi Pracha Uthit 90 in Bangkok’s Thung Kru district in which two men were shot dead and three others wounded. (Photo grabbed from TV Channel 3)
Two men were shot dead and three others wounded when two rival gangs clashed in Bangkok’s Thung Kru district in the early hours of Wednesday.
The shootout occurred on Soi Pracha Uthit 90, said Pol Capt Somsak Pakduangchan, a duty investigation chief at Thung Kru district. The incident was reported around 1am.
A pistol found at the shooting scene in Thung Kru district, Bangkok. (Photo by Rama 9 rescue via FM91 Trafficpro)
Police, forensic officials and rescue workers rushed to the scene, where they found a man identified later as Chaiwut Nisaisuk, 31, lying with a gunshot wound on the street about 800m deep into the soi. He was shot through the left rib and first aid was applied but failed to save his life.
About 50m from him, four young men were lying injured. All sustained gunshot wounds and were rushed to a nearby hospital.
One of them, Natthawut Sinsetthi, 19, suffered head injuries and nine gunshot wounds to the body. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The three others were Natthawut Daengdee, 19, with a gunshot wound to his right leg; Thanawat Jaemkate, 20, who was shot in the left hip; and Borirak Jutjareeyanuchit, 22, who suffered nine gunshot wounds to his body. Five spent 9mm cartridges, a gun and two motorcycles were found at the scene, Thai media reported on Wednesday.
Booncherd Nisaisuk, 53, whose son Chaiwut was shot dead, told police she and her son were drinking at home when someone called to him around 11pm. He went left by motorcycle and was later shot dead.
A police investigation found that Chaiwut rode his motorycle to pick up a friend identified later as Bas at a snooker shop near his house. The pair left the shop and met a rival group led by Mr Borirak. The two groups exchanged gunfire that led to the death of two of them.
Police were investigating to find out the cause of the attack. Footage of closed-circuit television cameras in the area would be examined. The officers were also looking for Mr Bas, who remained at large.
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