1 injured in drive-by shooting at East Pattaya Internet cafe


One woman was injured in a drive-by shooting at a Soi Nernplabwan Internet cafe.

Kuladee Sainak, 26, suffered a cut to the cheek when a teenager on a motorbike fired into the NOS Online shop around 3 a.m. June 21. She was treated at Banglamung Hospital and released.

Naruepol Yimyai, 19, said he and some friends were taking a break from late-night online gaming when a teen identified only as “Pon” drove up. The cyclist inquired whether one of Naruepol’s friends nicknamed “Ae,” was inside. When Naruepol replied that he wasn’t, Pon drove away.

Sometimes it not even safe inside an Internet cafe. Sometimes it not even safe inside an Internet cafe.

However, the cyclist returned 10 minutes later with a gun and fired once through the Internet shop’s plate-glass window. Teenagers inside scattered while the owner called authorities to tend to Kuladee, who was also playing an online game.

Owner Amornwat Rungratpan, 28, said his store did not have a security camera and that he had never had any trouble previously.

Police suspect revenge was a motivation for the shooting and pledged to hunt for the gunman. In the meantime, however, they fined Amornwat for allowing minors to continue paying online past a legal curfew.