Australian Survives Shooting in Surat Thani

Police inspect the site where an Australian man was shot at in Surat Thani province, 21 May 2015.

SURAT THANI — Police say a 64-year-old Australian man was injured in an assassination attempt in Surat Thani province today.

The victim, who has been identified as Edward Woodward, was driving in Surat Thani's city center when he was shot at by an unknown number of gunmen on a motorcycle, according to police. The motorcycle then sped away from the scene. 

Police say Woodward was shot in both arms and is receiving medical attention. 

According to police, the shooting took place shortly after Woodward left his residence in Mueang district.

The incident is under investigation. 


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