2 injured in Pattaya road rage shooting

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Two men were injured when a drunken Sriracha man’s road rage spilled over into a Pattaya neighborhood.

Prasit Kluenkaew, 29, and Nirut Klahan, 23, suffered gunshot wounds in the June 22 shooting spree around 4:30 a.m. Both were taken to Pattaya Memorial Hospital.

Following a lengthy foot pursuit, Kritpol Khruthern, 26, was captured and arrested for the shootings inside a Third Road restaurant. He was charged with attempted murder, shooting a gun in public and illegal possession of a firearm.

Police bring in Kritpol Khruthern for shooting a motorcyclist during a road rage crime that spilled over into a Pattaya neighborhood.Police bring in Kritpol Khruthern for shooting a motorcyclist during a road rage crime that spilled over into a Pattaya neighborhood.

Witnesses alleged Kritpol was behind the wheel of a Honda Jazz that screeched to a halt to avoid hitting motorcyclist Yuthakarn Chotshing, 29. Drunk and angry, Kritpol emerged from the car, gun in hand, and started shooting. Yuthakarn escaped, leaving his bike in the middle of Third Road.

Not content to give up, Kritpol continued running and shooting, witnesses said, entering a restaurant to hide when police pulled up. He allegedly fired two more shots at them before being subdued.

Once in custody, he shouted that he was the son of an influential figure.

  • Iain

    pattaya sounds like a very dangerous place to be. i think this town is not a good holiday destination unless you want to be robbed or shot.