1 killed, 2 injured in gang shootout

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One teenager was killed and two others injured when shooting began after a street gang’s party on Bang Saen Beach.

Police and Sawang Boriboon medics were called to the D Pharmacy on Sukhumvit 41/1 Aug. 19 to find mortally injured Throngapirat Kaewkhontrong, 15, shot in his neck and chest. He later died at Banglamung Hospital.

Rescue workers try to save the life of one of the gang members. Rescue workers try to save the life of one of the gang members.

Medics also treated and transported Peeraphat Kaewkaewlieng, 15, who was shot in the head; and Ronachai Phromsawat, 18, who was shot in the leg.

Ronachai told police the teens attend Wat Thamsamakkee School and had gone to Bang Saen Beach to party with about 20 friends. On the way home, they were pursued by a half-dozen youths on motorbikes and a Honda Jazz.

A passenger in the car rolled down the window and fired numerous shots at them. Ronachai said after his two friends were shot he tried to escape, but the Honda turned and chased him before he was shot.

No clear motive for the shooting was given, but Ronachai admitted the group had enemies and that they were the likely shooters.