Gunman fires at truck and dormitory near Khon Kaen intersection

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

A gunman fired at a student’s pickup truck and damaged a dormitory window near a major intersection, prompting an urgent police investigation in Khon Kaen. The incident occurred in Soi Adulyaram 7/10 on Mittraphap Road in Nai Mueang, Khon Kaen.

Police Colonel Yossawat Kaewsubthanyanit, head of the Khon Kaen City Police Station, released details about the ongoing investigation at 10am today. Surveillance footage from a dormitory across the street from the student’s vehicle revealed that the truck’s window was struck by a bullet at 5.40am. The trajectory indicated that the shot was fired from the direction of the intersection or the driver’s side of the vehicle.

“Currently, the investigative team is expanding their search for additional CCTV footage from nearby residences that could provide more clues about the origin of the bullet. Most of the surrounding buildings are residential homes and dormitories.”

The student who owns the damaged pickup truck has already provided a statement to the police and confirmed that they had no prior conflicts or issues, including any romantic disputes. Police continue to gather more information to identify and apprehend the suspect.

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The investigation is pressing forward with a focus on reviewing more CCTV footage from the vicinity. Police believe that the footage will help pinpoint the gunman’s exact location and possibly identify the individual responsible. Despite the severity of the incident, there were no injuries or fatalities reported, which has brought some relief to the local community.

“We are determined to bring the perpetrator to justice and are working round the clock to ensure the safety and security of our residents.”

Khon Kaen City Police urge anyone with information related to the shooting to come forward.

The dormitory and the area around the intersection are being closely monitored. Meanwhile, residents have been advised to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the authorities immediately.

The police reassured the public that all necessary measures were being taken to ensure their safety and to resolve the case swiftly, reported KhaoSod.

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