Thai man shot dead on Soi VC


Police are looking for several youths who attacked and killed a Thai man outside the Boutique Hotel in South Pattaya.

The body of Nathee Kerthong, 34, was found shot fatally in the chest inside the Soi VC hotel’s fence Aug. 2. Groups of witnesses said he’d been attacked by two or three youths, then shot once after jumping the hotel’s fence.

Nathee’s father, Pranom Kerdthong, 72, said his son had gone out to buy pirated CDs to sell at a local market and doesn’t know why someone would shoot him. Police speculated the attack was related to a personal dispute or drugs.