One Person Injured After Wild Brawl Involving Bombs and Firearms at Popular Pattaya Market

Pattaya –

A teenager has sustained head injuries after being hit with a rock in a wild Pattaya market brawl which involved both gun shooting and bomb throwing.

The Pattaya City Police were notified of the incident just before dawn on Saturday morning (April 22nd) at the popular Poethisarn Market in North Pattaya.

They and the Pattaya News team arrived at the scene to find a 17 year-old male teenager who is a staffer of a fruit stall bleeding heavily. His name was withheld due to his age.

Ms. Warunee Nang Ngam, 29, the fruit stall owner and the injured teens employer told police that her staffers had a problem with another group of teenagers during Songkran. More than 20 teens came to argue with her staff before this group opened fire and threw small handmade bombs at her staffers. One of her staffers was hit with a rock.

This large group of teenagers then sped away on motorbikes, threatening market stall vendors not to tell police or report the incident to the news but Warunee stated to police she wasn’t intimidated and immediately called law enforcement.

The Pattaya City Police told the Pattaya News that they are continuing their investigation for further legal action and reviewing CCTV.

The injured teen is recovering at a local hospital and did not speak directly with the press or explain specifics around what the argument and problem had been with the rival group of teens.


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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.