Details of Patong New Year's Shooting, Suicide Incidents Emerge

Police nab the 20-year-old suspected shooter in Phang Nga, 1 Jan 2015 [The Phuket News]

(The Phuket News)

PHUKET – Police believe the teenage victim of a shooting in front of a convenient store in Patong early this morning was not the intended target, while details have emerged regarding a suicide that also took place at the start of the year in the island’s premier party town.

Mr Boonphrom Chupeng, 18, of Kathu, is in critical condition and being treated at Watchira Hospital after he was shot in his left jaw at around 5am this morning in front of a 7-11 convenience store on Soi Nanai 8 in Patong.

Having studied CCTV footage and spoken to eyewitnesses, police have identified and arrested the shooter, who was nabbed at Phang Nga’s Kok Kloi bus station this morning at 8am.

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