Search for bypass shooter continues

PHUKET CITY: The search continues for a Phuket youth suspected of shooting and beating a man along the bypass road near the Tesco-Lotus intersection on February 19. Chatchai Chuenjitsoonthorn and his wife, Maliwan, were attacked by a motorbike gang of about 20 youths while on their way home from a late-night meal.

The couple was able to identify the shooter from police photographs. The attack was reportedly motivated by the fact that the youths “did not like the way Chatchai looked at them.”

Pol Maj Sompong Boonrat, Deputy Inspector at Phuket City Police Station, told the Gazette that an arrest warrant has been issued for the alleged shooter.

“We are continuing to investigate and have some more small clues to work with in bringing the criminals to justice,” he said.

Phuket News

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