On Sunday just before dawn, the Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team was called for assistance with a Shooting on Sukhumvit Road, at the top of Soi 41/ 1. A group of teenagers had been shot at by an unknown number of men in a car, and 3 of the kids were seriously injured.
The Pattaya Police were notified and at the scene, 3 teenage boys were found injured by many bullets. Mr. Song-a-pi-rat Gaew-koen-soeng, aged 15 had been shot in his neck, and was in a coma. The rescuers did try to resuscitate him while taking him to the nearest hospital. Mr. Peerapat Gate-gaew-gliang, aged 15 was injured by a bullet to his forehead, and the bullet was still lodged inside his brain, and Mr. Ronachai Proem-sa-wat, aged 18 was wounded in his left leg. All the injured teenagers were taken to hospitals immediately, but Mr. Song-a-pi-rat died while on the way.
The police found a black Honda Wave 125 motorcycle and a bullet casing at the scene. Mr. Ronachai stated that they were with over 20 bikers of the Tamsamakkee Gang, driving back from Bangsaen, and while they were passing North Pattaya on Sukhumvit Road, a white-black Honda Jazz started chasing them. They tried to get away, but the Jazz kept pursuing them. Then a passenger rolled down the window, pulled out a gun and started firing at them, causing 2 injuries and 1 death.
The police assume that the motive could be either revenge, or that the gang might have caused a lot of disturbance racing around the area, making someone extremely angry. Further investigations will continue.
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