3 arrests close book on 2 shootings

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Banglamung police closed the book on two shooting cases, arresting a pair of men in an April 3 drug-related shootout and another for a Dec. 29 killing.

Weerawat Sripraphai, 19, and Apichai Wongsunthorn, 20, were apprehended a day after allegedly injuring Thongchai Deesui, 28. A 9 mm weapon and 40 bullets were seized.

Police say they have wrapped up 2 shooting cases with the arrest of these 3 men. Police say they have wrapped up 2 shooting cases with the arrest of these 3 men.

Police said Weerawat confessed to being the gunman and naming Apichai as his driver. Investigators said the suspect claimed a Chonburi Prison inmate hired them to shoot Apichai, who was believed to be a police informant.

In the other case, police finally caught up with Aphiwat Charoenruen, 19, who was wanted on a long-standing warrant for allegedly killing Uppapong Nikpotthong during a shooting aimed at killing Somchai Sae-Ung. The intended target was injured and Thongchai as well as Thonabuth Sithikhetkorn standing nearby were hit. Uppapong later died of his injuries.