SAMUT PRAKAN — One of two men shot Friday at a KFC restaurant in Bangkok’s southeastern suburbs died Saturday, prompting police to press a murder charge against the gunmen, one of whom was captured.
Worasakdi Thong-ngoen, 27, died in hospital Saturday, one day after he was shot along with a friend while eating an early morning meal at a Samut Prakan KFC at about 4am. His associate, 18-year-old Teerachet Longthong, was shot once in the arm.
Worasakdi was shot in the chest, back and neck, Col. Pallop Aeromla, commander of Bang Phli Police Station, said Saturday. He also announced the arrest of one of the suspected shooters, 19-year-old Ratthathamanoon Garinsoongnoen and said police are seeking three more suspected accomplices. Police believe the attack stemmed from gang rivalry.
“We have arrested one, and we will try to arrest the rest,” Pallop said Monday morning.
Chilling footage of two masked men bursting into the restaurant and shooting the pair was captured by a security camera and later posted online.