An argument stemming from Songkran revelry landed a Thai man in the hospital with a gunshot wound.
Thanawut Kittiwittayasang, 34, sustained an 11mm wound to the chest in the April 19 shooting at the intersection of Third Road and Soi 2. He was taken to Banglamung Hospital were he was in serious condition.
The victim’s friend, Wacharin Prapanpat, 29, said Thanawut, a tattoo artist working near the Big C supermarket in North Pattaya, was dancing and having fun with the “Wan Lai” water fight when he accidentally struck a motorbike’s mirror with his arm.
The driver of the motorbike and his passenger got into a quarrel with the victim, which they settled by pulling out a handgun, which misfired once, then fired a second shot hitting Thanawut.
Police are questioning witnesses and checking area security cameras.