Huay Yai man dies in Sukhumvit shooting

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A Huay Yai man was killed in a Sukhumvit Road shooting police believe was the work of a rival drug dealer.

Niran Chankit, 36, died at Pattaya Memorial Hospital after being shot in the chest and leg and crashing his Honda CBR motorbike on Sukhumvit Road near the Rungah Condominium U-turn Aug. 19.

Nine methamphetamine tablets were found hidden in his clothes.

Witnesses told police the victim had been chased by two men on a motorbike, who opened fire as he approached the U-turn. Niran crashed and the bike burst into flames. Area residents put out the fire and took Niran to the hospital.

Police speculated Niran likely was shot due a conflict with a drug dealer.