A Man Shoots Teenager in Road Rage

 | Wed 19 Oct 2016 09:13 ICT

CityNews – 17th October, around 11pm. police officers at Mae Ping Police Station were alerted to a teenager who was shot and seriously injured. The police arrived at the scene in Chiang Mai’s San Phee Suea Sub-district and found Chaiwat Plienpitak, 18, shot in the back. Witnesses told police that a tall thin man had shot the victim and drove off.

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Later, an arrest was made and Kiattisak Namkorn, 26, admitted to the crime. He said that prior to the incident, he was driving his motorbike home and drove past Chaiwat who was with two friends. Kiattisak said that Chaiwat had looked at him in the face and swore at him as he drove past. He claimed that he continued home but found Chaiwat and his friends had followed him to the front of his apartment. Chaiwat, Kiattisak claims, cut him off and started an argument with him and frustrated Kiattisak admitted to shooting him out of anger. Once Chaiwat was shot, Kiattisak admitted to driving away and throwing his 38mm pistol into the Ping River to destroy evidence. Chaiwat is undergoing treatment and is expected to survive.