Teen killed in drive-by shooting

Friday, 06 June 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By  Boonlua Chatree

A teenager was killed and another injured when they were shot while driving in North Pattaya.

Buncha Wonghong, 18, sustained a single fatal gunshot wound to the chest May 23 at the Dolphin Roundabout in North Pattaya. Friend Phakorn Jittham, 18, was sitting nearby on their motorbike, shot once in the arm. He was transported to Banglamung Hospital for treatment.

Phakorn Jittham (left) talks to police after receiving a gunshot wound from allegedly unknown assailants.  His friend, Buncha Wonghong, was killed in the attack.Phakorn Jittham (left) talks to police after receiving a gunshot wound from allegedly unknown assailants.  His friend, Buncha Wonghong, was killed in the attack.

Phakorn later told police he was taking Buncha home to Naklua when two men in their 30s on large motorcycles came alongside and fired at them for no reason. Buncha fell off the bike and died and the shooter fired again, hitting Phakorn in the hand.

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