Killers gun down ‘wrong’ student

PHUKET CITY: Police believe that Phuket Rajabhat University student Teerapong “Song”Junsawee, 24, was shot dead on Soi Panieng on Sunday in an apparent case of mistaken identity.

K. Song, who also worked at a Karon hotel, was shot four times as he was on the way to pick up his girlfriend from university about 9:30 pm. He was hit in his right temple, stomach and twice in his right shoulder.

Pol Lt Col Sien Kaewthong, Duty Inspector at Phuket City Police Station, told the Gazette that two men on a motorcycle were seen following K. Teerapong from his house in a soi off Soi Panieng.

The pillion passenger opened fire as they were going round a poorly lit bend near the Tungkha evening market.

“The killers stopped to check that Teerapong was dead before making their getaway on the motorcycle. Unfortunately, witnesses were not able to give descriptions of either man or their motorbike,” Col Sien said.

“All the witnesses we questioned said that K. Song was a good man – patient, hard working and never had any problems with his neighbors,” he added.

Col Sien said that earlier the same evening a man with the same nickname and a similar appearance to K. Song was seen arguing with a group of teenagers in a soi near where K. Song lived.

“The gang threatened to kill the man. We suspect that it is them who are responsible for the death of K. Song. We will continue to search for them,” he added.

Phuket News

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