Two Pattaya Teenager Groups Clash in Gunfight, Leaving One Man Injured

Pattaya —

Two groups of teenagers in Pattaya clashed early Sunday morning, resulting in a 19-year-old man getting shot in the leg.

On May 19th, 2024, at 2:00 AM, Banglamung Police Station received reports of a brawl between two rival teenage groups. Police officers rushed to the scene at the Charoensuk 4 Village and found a large group of Thai teenagers.

The injured person, identified as 19-year-old Mr. Natthaphon Chamlongraks, had sustained a gunshot wound to his right thigh and was rushed to Banglamung Hospital by his friends before authorities arrived.

According to Mr. P (alias), a 16-year-old friend of the victim, he and his group had been celebrating a friend’s birthday before deciding to go on a motorbike ride around Pattaya City. P claimed that his group fired a cap gun while passing by a rival group’s residence. In retaliation, the rival group allegedly fired three live rounds at them, one of which struck Mr. Natthaphon’s leg. P and his companions then rushed their injured friend to the hospital without waiting for police.

Banglamung police later found a homemade bomb hidden in a flower pot at the residence of the rival group.

The homeowner (name withheld by police) stated that the victim’s group had thrown explosives at their house on several occasions previously. However, the homeowner denied that someone from the house fired a gun at the victim.

Mr. Ball (alias), a 15-year-old friend of the homeowner’s son, recounted seeing the victim’s group while leaving a convenience store. He claimed that they followed him back to the house, where one of them allegedly pointed a gun at his brother’s wife. Ball stated they initially ignored it, but the victim’s group allegedly threw a bomb at them, causing his brother’s friend to fire a gun towards the attackers.

Ball claimed he did not know the name of his brother’s friend. Banglamung police are reviewing CCTV footage from the scene for further investigation. Both groups were taken in for questioning to determine the true motive behind the violence.


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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.