NAKHON PATHOM — A gunman has confessed to ambushing and attempting to murder his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend out of jealousy.
Police at Kampaengsaen Police Station were alerted about the incident on 24 April.
Chatchai Thepsaeng, 21, who was injured in the incident, told police that he was asked by a man named Phakphum Neunim, 23, to meet him and discuss issues surrounding his current girlfriend, who had previously dated Mr. Phakphum .
Mr. Chatchai said he agreed to the meeting and invited his friends, Thanapol Niyaphon, 24, and Saksith Sakultancharoenchai, 20, to accompany him. When Mr. Chatchai arrived at the arranged meeting spot, Mr. Phakphum was reportedly waiting in a car with a driver and immediately opened fire at the group, mortally wounding Mr. Thanapol and Mr. Saksith. Mr. Chatchai was shot in his leg but he managed to escape the scene.
Both Mr. Thanapol and Mr. Saksith were shot in their ribs and arms, medical workers said.
The police later arrested Mr. Phakphum and the driver, Thossapol Mali, 21, in connection with the crime. The police also confiscated the rifle believed to be used by Mr. Phakphum in the shooting.
Mr. Phakphum confessed that he arranged the ambush and shot at Mr. Chatchai's group out because of jealousy regarding his ex-girlfriend.
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