Police investigating gun attack on ASTV vehicles

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BANGKOK, 28 January 2013 Police are launching an investigation into the gun attack on 4 ASTV news cars, while the motive behind the shooting is still unclear.

Around 3am on Saturday, a man in a long-sleeve black shirt fired on 4 ASTV cars, causing minor damage to all the 4 vehicles. He also fired 3 more shots at the ASTV headquarters; fortunately, no one was injured. The police have spoken to 5 witnesses and are now in pursuit of the shooter.

According to Metropolitan Police Bureau Chief Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit Thoopkrachang, the motive of the attack is still unclear, claiming it could have been a third party who wanted to create a situation.

Meanwhile, Spokesman of the People’s Alliance for Democracy Parnthep Phuaphongphan said the shooting might have been caused by the ASTV’s news content, adding that he believed the shooter only wanted to threaten the company, not to hurt its people