UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After Two People Were Injured in Patong Shooting

Patong –

A suspect was arrested after two young men were injured after a firearms-related shooting incident in Patong.

Our previous story:

Two parties were talking about an undisclosed personal dispute before one of the parties, who was in a sedan, opened fire onto the two injured men before they sped away in their vehicle on Thursday in the early morning (August 3rd) near a junction on the Petch Kood Road.

Now for the update:

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that on Saturday (August 5th) they arrested a man identified only as Mr. Nattapong, 34, and a re-enactment of the shooting was held.

Nattapong is facing charges of intent to murder, illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, carrying a gun and ammunition in public without a reason, and shooting in public.

The motive for the incident and nature of the dispute between the two parties was not revealed to the Thai media.

Nattapong remains in police custody as of press time. It is unknown if he has retained the services of an attorney however has reportedly admitted to the crime, thus agreeing to the re-enactment.

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.