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Boy, 13, charged after shooting boy aged 6

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Boy, 13, charged after shooting boy aged 6 | Samui Times
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Police in Trang in the south of Thailand have laid two sets of charges in the shooting of a six year old boy on Friday.

thailand-child-shootingThe boy – named Starlet – was shot by the 13 year old who went to play at his house in the Huay Yort area, reports Sanook.

Phuwanat Songserm – Starlet’s father has been charged with having an unlicensed weapon in the house – a rifle.

The 13 year old’s grandparents Yi and Khreuawan Hoklao said they would not have allowed him to go and play at the other house if they had known that a rifle was kept within reach.

They said that nine children lived at the other house that was a ramshackle old property.

Suchada Phobamrung, the sis year old’s distraught mother cannot go home to face the scene of her son’s killing and is demanding that the family of the 13 year old apologise to the corpse of her son.

Police who have charged the 13 year old with the killing will interview him today in the presence of family members and welfare agencies.

Thai Visa / Sanook

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