UPDATE: Driver Who Opened Fire at Phuket Hospital Charged with Attempted Murder

Phuket –

A driver who opened fire with a gun inside the car park building of a hospital in Phuket Town is facing charges of attempted murder.

Our previous story:

The Phuket City Police were notified of the incident at 9:30 A.M. on Tuesday (March 7th) on the fifth floor of the parking area building of the Vachira Phuket Hospital on Yaowarad Road in Phuket Town. Thai Police arrested a male suspect who opened fire. Mr. Tanakorn, 31 said had been suffering from depression.

Now for the update:

Phuket City Police told the Phuket Express that Tanakorn is facing charges of attempted murder, carrying a gun in public without permission, firing a firearm in public, and possession of a firearm and ammunition without a permit.

Meanwhile, the other car driver, whose name was not given by police, said he honked the horn as he was afraid that the pickup truck driver did not see the car behind him when the pickup truck was backing into the parking space. He admitted that they were verbally arguing after that.

He called the police after Tanakorn opened fire.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.