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Bystander killed by stray bullet as taxi motorcyclists brawl

Jun 15. 2019
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By The Nation

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A bystander was killed by a stray bullet on Saturday when two groups of taxi motorcyclists got involved in a fight in Bangkok’s Bang Na district.

Police said Weerawat Pheungkrut, 20, a worker of Kerry Express Thailand, was killed when a bullet hit his left eyebrow in front of Soi Udomsuk 1 at 11.40am.

Another unidentified man was also shot and injured and taken to a nearby hospital.

Police said Thaweekiart Sutthisanong, 20, was also injured with a knife on his head and was rushed to a hospital.

Police said Weerawut was killed by a stray bullet when two groups of taxi motorcyclists engaged in a brawl in front of Soi Udomsuk 1 because a group of taxi motorcyclists were annoyed that a new group had opened a stand nearby.

Police are checking footage of security cameras in the area before making arrests.

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