Two boys mistaken as illegal street racers shot by an unknown gunman

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Two boys sustained gunshot wounds believed fired from a gunman with an intention to scare away illegal racing motorcyclists in Banglamung district of Chon Buri early Sunday morning.

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One ten-year old boy was shot in the left leg and the other, a 14-year old, suffered bruise in the buttock.

The incident took place at about 2 am on Pattanakarn road in Tambon Nong Prue, Banglamung district.

The 14-year old victim whose identity was not disclosed told the police that while he was riding his bike with a group of friends past a block of shophouses near Wat Khao Saothong Thong, he heard several gunshots and yelled to his friends whether any of them realized where the shots came from. Then more shots followed and one among them shouted he was shot.

The boy added that they immediately rushed the injured to the district hospital.

A police team was later rushed to the new shophouse block to investigate but they found nothing suspicious.

However, they were told by their superior to watch out for someone who might act suspiciously and could be the gunman.