Two vocational college students allegedly involved in the shooting to death of a 15-year-old boy on Wednesday at an intersection in Bangkok’s Min Buri district surrendered to police yesterday morning.
Ae (not his real name), 17, and Bee (not his real name), 15, claimed the victim exchanged verbal abuse with them so they shot him, though they didn’t know or have a conflict with the boy before, acting metropolitan police commissioner Lt-General Sanit Mahathaworn told a press conference. The duo have been charged with murder and carrying a gun to a public place without a sound reason.
Sanit said Ae confessed to shooting the victim in the head with a pen gun – which he bought for Bt800 from a construction worker and disposed it of after the shooting – while Bee and another friend were riding on the same motorcycle.
Police are looking for the Ae and Bee’s other friends, as they were travelling as a seven-strong group on two motorcycles when they ran into the victim, who was riding home with a friend on a motorcycle.
At 5am yesterday, a separate shooting attack occurred in Bangkok’s Wang Thong Lang district, resulting in three casualties. Three teenagers riding on two motorcycles – identified as Thanawin Toonpirom, 18, Warawuth Palakawong na Ayudhaya, 18, and Warakorn Palakawong na Ayudhaya, 15 – were shot by two men on another motorcycle in Soi Lat Phrao 87 (Yaek 7). Thanawin died at Lat Phrao Hospital.