Teenager comatose after being shot in the head

PHUKET: A Phuket youth has been left comatose after being shot in the head as he rode his motorcycle at Saphan Hin early Monday morning.

Police have yet to identify a suspect or determine the motive for the shooting.

Jakkrid “Dong” Chukamchang was watching football and drinking at a friend’s house on Sunday night.

Lt Col Somkid Boonyarat, an Investigating Inspector at Phuket City Police Station, told the Gazette, “After they had finished drinking, Jakkrid and his friends got on their motorbikes to go home, but rode only about 100 meters before someone fired a single shot at them.”

The bullet entered Jakkrid’s right temple and exited his right cheek.

He was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital, where he remains comatose in the Intensive Care Unit. Police believe Jakkrid is 17 years old.

“The owner of the home, Jakkrid and his friends drank beer inside. The friends said they just sat watching football on television and did not make a loud noise or bother anyone.

“We still don’t know the gun size or type, but we are in the process of interviewing witnesses to determine a suspect,” Col Somkid said.

Phuket News

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