Teenager Injured in Violent Clash on Phuket Bridge

Phuket Town– A teenage boy was injured in a violent confrontation on the Klong Koh Phee Bridge in Phuket Town shortly after midnight on Tuesday. The Phuket City Police were alerted by the Vachira Phuket Hospital when the victim, identified only as Mr. Diew, was admitted with a gunshot wound to his foot.

According to the police report, Mr. Diew was injured during an altercation that involved firearms and Molotov cocktails. The bridge, located in the Talad Nuea sub-district, became a crime scene where police later found evidence of the skirmish, including broken glass fragments.

A companion of Mr. Diew told authorities that the attack occurred while they were traveling by motorbike. They were reportedly ambushed by a group of five teenagers on two motorbikes, who threw Molotov cocktails and fired gunshots at them.

The Phuket City Police have initiated an intensive investigation into the incident, reviewing CCTV footage from the area to identify the suspects. This event has raised concerns about youth violence in the region, prompting local authorities to call for increased surveillance and stricter enforcement of public safety measures.

The local community is awaiting further details as the investigation continues, with hopes that the perpetrators will be swiftly brought to justice.

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.