UPDATE: Five suspects involved in gunfight that hit 7-year-old in Pattaya surrender

Banglamung –

Five suspects who were involved in a gunfight that accidentally hit two residents, one including a 7-year-old child, in Banglamung, Saturday evening, July 9th, finally surrendered at the Banglamung Police Station.

First, our previous story:

Two local residents were shot, one including a 7-year-old child, when two groups of teenagers were reportedly fighting and began firing gunshots at one another in front of a garage in the Banglamung District Saturday evening, July 9th.

Now for our update:

Pol. Col. Navin Sindurat, Superintendent of the Banglamung Police Station, directed his subordinates to investigate the garage in the Nong Prue Subdistrict where the gunfight took place and pressured the suspects to turn themselves in.
Ultimately, five suspects: Anurak Suksawang (31), Thanakorn Thuanthong (32), Supattra Nimsanguang (female, 26), Krirk Kawee Dulphetthae (22), and lastly Suriyaphong Rerkudom (31), turned themselves in at the Banglamung Police Station. One suspect named Pratan Sanarai (31), however, was still at large, according to reports.
The officers also confiscated five firearms allegedly used in the incident. Two guns including a revolver and a long gun were homemade, according to the officers.
A famous ex-convict Youtuber Tada Boonphan (39), who was in partnership with the garage and was friends with the suspects, revealed that Wanchalerm Champan (27), whom he claimed was another party involved, got into a verbal argument with his friends first. They then decided to settle the dispute in front of the garage, but Wanchalerm acted as if he was pulling off his gun, so all five of the suspects engaged and began firing.
Tada said he regretted his friends’ actions and wanted to apologize to the father and son who unfortunately fell victims to this incident. He also said that he may consider closing down his garage as he did not want a similar incident to reoccur there.
It was unclear as of press time what exact charges and penalties those involved in the shocking public gunfight would face. Banglamung police were also concerned the gunfight could hurt what they called the world-class image of Pattaya being a safe tourism city.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.