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Two teens arrested for Phuket shooting murder

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PHUKET: A 17-year-old was left dead after one man’s jealousy turned fatal in Phuket Town on Saturday night.

Phuket City Police today announced the arrests 19-year-old Narongchai ‘Tan’ Boonprom of Nakhon Sri Thammarat and 27-year-old Phuket native Kajorn ‘Ee’ Chansri for their involvement in the murder of Phuket youth Witarn Chuaykuea, 17.

An accomplice identified only as ‘James’ remains at large, police said.

Mr Narongchai and Mr Kajorn were arrested yesterday morning at a house on Soi Hon Sai Thong in Rassada but James was not in the house at the time.

Shortly after 8pm on June 26, Phuket City Police responded to a call that three men had attacked and shot Mr Witarn at the Shell service station on the corner of Surin and Phang Nga roads before speeding off on a motorbike.

The victim was rushed to Vachira Phuket Hospital, where he later died.

Mr Narongchai confessed to shooting the young man because the latter had been ‘hanging out’ with his ex-girlfriend, whom he had broken up with about two months ago.

One local Thai language news website reported that when they arrived at the scene, police found a large crowd of gas station employees and locals gathered around a pool of blood.

Initial investigations showed that Mr Witarn was talking on the phone and having his motorbike filled with gas when three young men pulled up on another motorbike and parked nearby.

The three approached the young man and an altercation started and blows were exchanged. Witnesses then heard a single gunshot and saw the victim collapse to the ground, the website said.

Mr Witarn was shot in the face with a sawed-off shotgun, it was reported.

Mr Narongchai has been charged with murder and firearms possession, while Mr Kajorn has been charged as an accessory to murder.

Police are still seeking Mr James.

— Sitthipong Nongkaew



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Police hunting for driver in hit and run – Patong

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Patong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)

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PHUKETWARNING: Extreme graphic contentPatong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)VIDEO: Newshawk Phuket

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UPDATE: Response to Rabies zone in Chalong

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‘Following the earlier reported rabies incident in Chalong, the Soi Dog Foundation yesterday (Friday, January 18) teamed up with The DLD and Chalong OBT to carry out vaccinations in the area the infected dog was discovered.

Jointly, the team was successful in vaccinating 128 dogs in a swift response to what is hoped to be an isolated case.

Working alongside the Chalong OBT and DLD, they carried out a door-to-door exercise, alerting local residents of the specific area in order to perform precautionary vaccinations of their pets, as well as street dogs in the vicinity.

Soi Dog Foundation, along with the Chalong Public Health Representative and DLD Representative, Dr.Suthat, are keen to urge the public that this is not an outbreak and are hopeful that it is an isolated incident.

However, as a further measure to ensure this remains as such, the team will continue with the rabies vaccination program on Monday, January 21.’

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Police searching for the killer after shooting near Saphan Hin

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A Thai man has been shot dead near Saphan Hin in eastern Phuket earlier today. The arrest warrant has already been issued for the suspect.

The Wichit Police were notified of the incident on Rattanakosin 200 pi Road near Saphan Hin at 3.40am this morning.

Police and rescue workers arrived to find the body of 30 year old Teerasak Saeong from Phuket covered with blood and laying on the road. Two bullet wounds were found on his right and left temple.

Seven bullets were also found around Mr Teerasak’s body. Nearby they found a motorbike. His body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for full autopsy and identification.

Witnesses told police that Mr Teerasak was stopped on his motorbike and was talking with the suspect who was in a black car. The suspect shot at Mr Teerasak and sped away.

Mr Teerasak was the son of a member of Rassada’s Municipal Council. At this stage police believe that the two had personal conflicts. Police are now searching for the driver of the vehicle who shot Mr Teerasak.

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