gun violence

  • Thailand News

    Lawyer shot dead by brother in Rayong over jealousy

    A lawyer’s visit home to his mother quickly turned tragic when he was fatally shot by his brother over presumed jealousy. The shocking fratricide occurred yesterday at 6pm in Rayong Province, Thailand. The serene evening was shattered by the sound of gunfire as 64 year old Manop was found dead outside his single-storey family home in Huai Tap Mon Subdistrict,…

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    Thai man armed with ammunition terrorises Chumphon

    A 56 year old Thai man has been terrorising his community in Chumphon, threatening to kill residents and local officials. This wave of fear escalated after the authorities attempted to arrest Somchai at his home in Chumphon province yesterday, only to find he had already escaped, leaving behind a cache of ammunition. Somchai, a resident of Visai Tai subdistrict in…

  • Thailand News

    Teenagers arrested in Phitsanulok for gunfight over love dispute

    Two 18 year old male teenagers were apprehended by the Phitsanulok City Police yesterday along with a six-chambered firearm and a quantity of ammunition. The arrest took place at a residence in Ban Pa Subdistrict, Phitsanulok City. The arrest follows an incident on January 2, when a gunfight broke out near a water canal adjacent to Wat Tan Suwan in…

  • Thailand News

    English national arrested in Phuket over violent tuk tuk altercation

    A violent altercation involving a gun and a tuk tuk in Phuket led to the arrest of an English national. The incident, which occurred on the evening of January 1, involved the suspect, identified as 38 year old Jamie, hitting his co-passenger with a hidden firearm. The argument escalated within the tuk tuk while en route to a café in…

  • Crime News

    Thailand’s looming gun crisis: RTP crackdown nabs nearly 15,000 suspects

    In a pre-Loy Krathong Festival blitz, the Royal Thai Police (RTP) swooped down on a staggering 14,909 suspects, unearthing a chilling 14,339 criminal cases. National Police Chief Police General Torsak Sukvimol revealed that of the 1,320 cases linked to guns, the majority centred on illicit sales and wrongful firearm ownership. The crackdown’s focal point? To stem the tide of gun…

  • Tourism News

    Thai tourism hit as gun violence prompts Chinese visitor cancellations

    The Thai government has been urged to tighten gun control measures by Chiang Mai hoteliers and tourism entrepreneurs in the aftermath of the Siam Paragon shopping mall shooting on October 3. The incident, which resulted in the death of three people, including a Chinese tourist, and injured four others, has shaken the confidence of Chinese travellers in Thailand. The fallout…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s crackdown on blank guns following Siam Paragon shooting

    The use of “blank guns” in crimes across Thailand has been on a steady rise, with over 1,000 cases recorded last year. The surge was triggered by a shocking incident involving a 14 year old boy who opened fire in Siam Paragon shopping mall, Bangkok resulting in two deaths and multiple injuries. The weapon of choice by the teenage murderer…

  • Crime News

    Bangkok teen shot dead, linked to previous conflict

    A teen has been fatally shot in front of a Bangkok home, causing shock in the local community. The victim, aged 16, was a student at Bangkok Industrial Technology College in his second year. He was shot by unidentified assailants while riding their motorbikes. A Honda Wave 125i motorcycle, with licence plate number 8 KT 5644 Bangkok, was found near…

  • Crime News

    Lights out: Dispute over leaving light on ends in tragic shooting in Trang

    A heated dispute over leaving a light on resulted in a fatal shooting incident in Trang, Thailand. A 61 year old man named Udom was reportedly shot by his 24 year old adopted son, Kritsada Chunglok, after a confrontation in their home yesterday. The scene was promptly attended by officials from the Huai Yot Police Station, forensic experts from Trang…

  • Crime News

    House shooting in Thailand leaves one dead, couple injured

    A ruthless gunman stormed a house, firing at a couple until his magazine was emptied. One person died on the spot while the couple sustained injuries from stray bullets. The event occurred yesterday, with police now having a lead on the gunman involved in this brutal house shooting. The house shooting took place in a single-story concrete house in the…

  • Thailand News

    Gang violence escalates in Samut Prakan: Three teens stabbed and shot on Canal Road

    Gang violence once again rocked the Bangkok community last night after a large group of teenagers used firearms and knives to launch an attack on rivals causing three individuals injury. The violent confrontation occurred on the Suvarnabhumi Canal Road in Bang Phli, Samut Prakan. It is reported that some of the victims had to run for their lives and jumped…

  • Pattaya News

    Husband shoots wife after violent domestic argument in Pattaya

    Pattaya Police yesterday swooped to arrest a gun-toting husband who shot his wife after a domestic argument escalated into a shocking act of violence. The quiet vicinity of the Nongprue Fresh Market, in the Nongprue sub-district inside Banglamung district of Chonburi province, was rocked when the 25 year old woman found herself at the mercy of her violent husband. The…

  • Crime News

    Gangland-style gunfight in Thai restaurant leads to death of 45 year old man

    In an unsettling event in Ang Thong, a ferocious gunfight erupted in a restaurant, resulting in a 45 year old man losing his life. With over 30 cartridge cases found at the scene, the suspected rival believed to be severely injured fled in a Sedan car. The incident unleashed chaos late evening yesterday. The gunfight venue, located in the city…

  • Thailand News

    Man shot in arm during neighbourhood dispute in Trang

    A neighbourhood argument escalated to gun violence, leaving a 26 year old in critical condition last night in Trang, Krabi. The victim, identified as Amornthep, was allegedly shot by his 25 year old neighbour, Natthapong, who subsequently fled the scene with his 52 year old father, Anon. At about 9.30pm yesterday, local police were alerted to a shooting in front…

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    Kazakhstani gunman caught after shooting Russian in broad daylight in Phuket

    Phuket International Airport authorities arrested the Kazakhstani gunman who shot a 44 year old Russian national in broad daylight. Artur Legey, the 49 year old suspect, was apprehended at the Phuket International Airport while preparing to flee. The victim was left critically injured in the incident that occurred outside a cafe in Thalang district, Phuket, yesterday. The Russian man, Dmitri Aleynikov,…

  • Crime News

    Woman shot dead by ex-owner refusing to vacate repossessed house

    A tragic incident unfolded this afternoon in Thanyaburi district, Pathum Thani when a woman was fatally shot by the irate former owner of a house she had recently purchased from a bank. The man, 65 years old, had refused to vacate the property and was in a standoff with the police at the time of the shooting. Officers were alerted…

  • World News

    8 killed in sectarian violence in rural Pakistan

    In rural Pakistan, eight individuals, including five teachers, died as tensions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims escalated into a fatal confrontation. The violent incident took place in the isolated border town of Teri Mangal in Kurram district, which is situated less than a kilometre from the border with Afghanistan. Two armed men entered a school while teachers collected exam papers…

  • World News

    Manhunt in Texas for suspect who killed 5 neighbours

    A massive manhunt is underway in Texas as more than 250 law enforcement officers from a dozen agencies collaborate to search for Francisco Oropesa, a 38 years old Mexican national who is suspected of murdering five of his neighbours, including a nine year old child after they allegedly requested him to stop shooting his rifle late into the night. The…