Patong Woman Injured After Jealous Boyfriend Shoots Her, He Claims it was an Accident


A woman, identified only as Ms. Lek (alias), sustained a gunshot wound to her arm during an altercation with her boyfriend, Mr. Niwat (40), at a fruit shop on Sirirat Road in Patong. The incident occurred after Mr. Niwat discovered that Ms. Lek was allegedly involved in a secret relationship with a Myanmar employee of the fruit shop.

Mr. Niwat admitted to intentionally injuring Ms. Lek with a handgun. Two gunshots were fired into the ceiling during their argument, and tragically, one of the bullets ricocheted downward, striking Ms. Lek. The employee allegedly involved in the affair had been present but fled the scene before law enforcement arrived.

The Patong Police are investigating the incident, and charges related to the shooting are pending.

It was not immediately clear if the handgun used by Mr. Niwat was legal or not.

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.