Shoot­ing at a Pa­tong night club after strangers bump into each other

The Nation - - AROUND THAILAND -

At 3am yes­ter­day morn­ing, a shoot­ing took place at a night club in the mid­dle of Bangla Road in Phuket’s Pa­tong are, in­jur­ing one man.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened when the night­club was clos­ing down and Pong­warit Thip­tara, 27, had a con­fronta­tion with an­other man.

The man, who Pong­warit said he had never seen be­fore, shot him in the calf and back. He was taken to Vachira Hos­pi­tal while the shooter fled in the con­fu­sion fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent.

Po­lice in­ves­ti­gated the scene and found two 9mm bul­let cas­ings on the floor and blood near a ta­ble at the right-hand side of the stage.

Pa­tong po­lice are check­ing CCTV cam­era footage to iden­tify the shooter and which way he es­caped from the club.

Ac­cord­ing to a friend of Pong­warit, the shooter was sit­ting next to their ta­ble in the night club and when they were pre­par­ing to go home, the shooter had to pass in front of his friend and they ac­ci­den­tally col­lided.

The two men looked at each other for a mo­ment and the man shot Pong­warit, even though there had not been a pre­vi­ous con­flict.

Po­lice are con­tin­u­ing their in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the in­ci­dent. – Phuket Gazette

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