UPDATE: Phetchburi Gunman Shot Dead By Police After Three Deaths

Phetchburi –

A 29-year-old gunman who had killed three people was finally shot to death by police after he attempted to fire his weapon at law enforcement.

In total three people died and at least two people have sustained injuries from his gunshots.

Our previous story:

Three people have been reported dead after a man opened fire at a housing estate in Phetchburi.

Now for the update:

The Phetchburi Provincial Police Commander Major General Piti Naruekattarapichai said, “At 3:45 A.M. special police teams raided a house to arrest the gunman Anuwat ‘Ping’ Waenthong, 29, after 15 hours of failed negotiation. Anuwat was hiding on the second floor of the house. He fired several gunshots at police and was shot dead by officers as self defense.

Anuwat was a former park ranger and according to Piti was nervous yesterday as he had to go to court. Anyway had several former court cases including assault and illegal drugs . Additionally, he had an ongoing unidentified dispute with a man who lived near his house. The man was one of the three people who had been shot death by Anuwat.

Police are still trying to determine what exactly caused the violent incident to take place.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The TPN National News, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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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.