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Shotgun wedding: many arrests including the groom after death of innocent villager

Police in Pattaya have made many arrests including the groom after shots in the air caused the death of a local on Sunday.

Many shots were fired in the air and one hit a man at a house at 9am on Sunday morning killing him instantly. The shots were fired during a “khabuan khan mark” or wedding procession where the groom goes to the house of the bride Thairath reported.

Five men aged between 21 and 23 gave themselves up and face charges of firing guns in a public place and being in possession of illegal weapons. They appeared in Pattaya court yesterday and were bailed for 150,000 baht each as they had turned themselves in.

The groom – Sumeth Lormrop, 25 – also gave himself up and was bailed for 50,000 baht. He did not do any firing but admitted lending a .45 gun to one of the shooters. It was not licensed. He has also been ordered to turn in guns he was pictured holding at a pre-wedding photo shoot shared on Facebook.

Another man faces charges of lending a 9mm gun to one of the young men charged with the shooting. He was also bailed in the sum of 50,000 baht.

Several of the shooters were taken to the Huay Khai Nao area where the wedding procession took place. It was not reported what exactly they were pointing at.

Thai VisaThairath

 

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