Kad Suan Kaew Guard Shoot Student

 | Thu 19 May 2016 10:09 ICT

CityNews – 19th May, Parents of Phurit Rakpracha, the victim who was shot as he entered a fight to help his friends in a late night fight at Kad Suan Kaew, has asked The Military District Commander to help find justice for their son. The parents say that the police issued an arrest warrant for the two suspects over 10 days ago, but still there has been no progress.

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The incident happened on 8th May at Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Complex, where a fight broke out between friends following a concert at 1.45am. The melee saw many friends and acquaintances fighting amongst themselves and after the fight dispersed, it was soon picked up again.

Phurit tried to help his friends by separating them from the fight when he was shot by a 9mm handgun. He sustained serious injuries and is still in a coma.

The 22 year old gunman named, Pathompong Choomtawee, works as a security guard at the entertainment venue, though the police did not release information on the second person they are looking for in their warrant.

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The police told CityNews that Pathompong had shot a foreign tourist last year in the city, but did not give us any further information and said that the case had been hushed up. He also said that police found a photograph of Pathompong on his social media page holding a gun, and police speculate that he has no fear of arrest.

The Military District Commander Officer are coordinating with the director of Phu Phing police station to keep the pressure on solving this case. The entertainment complex has been given a firm warning about adhering to the law.