Kanchanaburi Songkran Festival tragedy: 1 dead, 1 injured in shooting

Police arrested two gunmen following a shooting at a Songkran Festival celebration in the central province of Kanchanaburi on April 17. The incident resulted within the dying of an 18 12 months old man and harm to a 17 12 months old man.
The taking pictures broke out while many individuals have been splashing water on the highway close to the War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi at 9.45pm yesterday, April 17. The 18 yr old Ratchanon was pronounced lifeless on the scene. He was shot 3 times within the head, back, and chest. Another victim, 17 12 months outdated Diao, was critically injured with a shot wound to his proper leg.
A witness reported that a group of men arrived on the scene in a gray pickup. They rushed out of the automobile and instantly attacked one other group that was enjoying a water battle on the road.
The offending group started shooting, inflicting locals and sellers on the street to flee for safety. The attackers tried to escape by way of their pickup but some locals tried to stop them, causing the group to scatter in separate directions.
Officers from Mueang Kanchanaburi Police Station arrested the pickup driver after the incident. He claimed that he was not involved in the attack and solely drove to the scene as a end result of the group needed to affix the water fight.
After further investigation and a safety digital camera check, police arrested two gunmen, 18 yr outdated Sittipon and 21 year old Teeraphat right now. Two guns had been confiscated, including a 9mm pistol and a .38 calibre. Their motives are still under investigation.
They were charged with possessing and using weapons with out permission which can lead to imprisonment for as much as 10 years, a nice of up to 20,000 baht, or both. Priceless was also charged with murder and would be punished with the dying penalty, life imprisonment, or imprisonment from 15 to twenty years.
Unfortunately, this is not the first capturing that occurred during this year’s Songkran celebrations. A similar incident occurred at a Songkran party in front of Onyx bar within the Royal City Avenue (RCA) leisure venue in Bangkok in the early hours of yesterday..

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