Sattahip police arrest Huay Yai gang leader wanted in June shooting

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Sattahip police have arrested the Huay Yai gang leader suspected of shooting to death a Khet Udomsak fireman and injuring another rival outside a Sattahip hotel.

Niran Limchoey, 25, was apprehended at a gas station in the northeast city of Loei June 24 for allegedly shooting 20 times and killing Narongrit Rungsawang, 24, and injuring Nattapol Yukitphuti, 24, June 2 opposite the Ruethai Hotel on Sukhumvit Road.

Niran Limchoey shows police how he allegedly shot and killed one of his rivals.Niran Limchoey shows police how he allegedly shot and killed one of his rivals.

Police earlier arrested suspects Chalothorn Sirimak, 26, and Khanet Pinthongkhum, 19. A final suspect, Wirun Worarat, 24, remains at large.

The shooting occurred following an argument at a nearby pub between the victims and Huay Yai gang rival Niran. Witnesses said Niran and several others pursued the victims after they left the bar at closing and that Niran and one other assailant pulled 9- and 45-caliber handguns and opened fire.