PHUKET CITY: Doctors at Vachira Hospital Phuket saved the life of a 25-year-old photographer admitted to the emergency room with nine bullet wounds yesterday afternoon.
Sarawut Seebatkhan, a photographer at the Baan Chang Elephant Safari camp in Rawai, was shot five times in the right arm, twice in the ribs and twice in the back in an attack in broad daylight in front of Wat Kosit in Tambon Thepkrassatri.
Police believe a gang of youths tried to kill Mr Sarawut in revenge for an altercation at a set of traffic lights.
Thanaphum Kluaphit, 25, told police that he and Mr Sarawut were on a motorcycle heading to Wat Kosit to meet friends when they stopped at a set of traffic lights.
Mr Sarawut, who was riding pillion, asked some teenagers on another bike to move over and make room for the pair.
Police believe the teenagers followed Mr Sarawut to Wat Kosit and shot him.
Phuket City Police Inspector Wijak “The Magnet” Tarom is understood to be hunting the shooters.
— Siangtai Daily
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