3 injured in Loy Krathong drive-by shooting

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Three people were injured when they were shot and crashed their motorbike after Loy Krathong festivities in Jomtien Beach.

Pipat Wintachai, 19, suffered a single gunshot wound and Prasit Janthong, 21, and Juthamas Nguampa, 16, sustained cuts when the motorbike the three were sharing crashed early Nov. 11 at the New Rom Pot Market in the Boonkanchanaram Temple neighborhood.

Police speculate there is more to the boys’ story, and have been unable to find the truck or shooters. Police speculate there is more to the boys’ story, and have been unable to find the truck or shooters.

Prasit said they were driving home around 1 a.m. when they got into a dispute with several youths in a pickup truck. He said they didn’t know the men and sped away to avoid confrontation.

The truck followed, Prasit added, and at least one of the occupants opened fire on their motorbike, firing up to eight shots. Only Pipat was hit and the injury was not life-threatening.

Prasit insisted they did not know their assailants, but police speculated there was more to the story. However, police were unable to find the truck or shooters.