Bullets fired from both camps in Saturday’s clash in Lak Si


BANGKOK, 4 February 2014  The Center for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) indicated that bullets were fired from both camps during Saturday’s clash between the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and supporters of the election. 

CMPO committee member Tharit Phengdit said on Monday thorough forensic inspection revealed that bullet trajectories originated from both camps, and the police were gathering more evidence for the issuing of arrest warrants on the culprits.

Pol. Lt. Gen. Khamrop Panyakaew, commissioner of the Forensic Police, explained that 42 bullet trajectories were found at the scene. 39 of the trajectories were of bullets fired from the PDRC camp’s location toward the group of election supporters at the IT Square building. The other 3 trajectories originated from the location of the election supporters. A total of 25 bullets and bullet casings were found. The bullets were fired from 4 types of handguns and 3 types of rifles.

Pol. Lt. Gen. Khamrop indicated the two ski mask-wearing men seen on a video clip, a shooter and an assistant, clearly had tactical training. However, their identities could not yet be determined.