Teen killed in Pattaya gang shooting


A Takhiantia teenager was killed when two youth gangs engaged in a deadly fight in North Pattaya.

The 16-year-old boy was shot in the back at the Dolphin Roundabout and later died at Banglamung Hospital Aug. 19. Three others were injured in the fracas.

Police questioned one of the teenagers involved, and he said that he and 10 more male and female friends were sitting near the traffic circle when they were approached by a rival gang of 20 armed with bats, knives and other weapons.

Many of the youths scattered, but a few stood their ground until a member of the attacking gang pulled out a pen gun and fired into the crowd.

Police are investigating.