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UPDATE: 12 year old boy shoots friend dead in Kalasin

Jack Burton

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PHOTO: The Thai caption reads: The gun fired at his friend - Sanook

A thirteen year old boy is dead in the northeastern province of Kalasin, after being shot by a friend playing with his father’s gun. Police and medical services were called to a house in Nong Kung Sri district on Sunday morning after the boy was shot, local media report.

Police say that three boys were playing when one boy, aged 12, got his father’s homemade gun and shot at his friend.

The victim was hit in the head with six pellets. He died in Kalasin hospital on Monday after being transferred from a local hospital.

No adults were at the home at the time of the incident.

SOURCES: Thai Visa | Sanook

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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