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Two Phuket teens sought for drive-by shooting

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Police are looking for two teenagers who severely wounded a 46-year-old man in a drive-by shooting in Srisoonthon yesterday morning (January 19).

drive by shooting PhuketThalang investigator, Lt Sanit Nookong, was called to the shooting at 7am, and was led to a house in Moo 6 where the victim had been found unconcious.

Village head, Amnoy Somneang, told police that the victim was Songwit Winyupradit, 49, and that he had suffered three gunshot wounds, in the waist, right leg and buttock.

Police learned that the suspects were two teenagers who were driving a motorbike in the opposite direction to the victim on the Baan Ya-Baan Don Rd. The passenger on the bike fired four shots at him.

After being shot, the victim managed to drive his Yamaha motorbike a further 200-300 metres, where he asked villagers for help.

Before collapsing he told them he had never seen the suspects before.

Mr Songwit was initially taken to Thalang hospital but was later transferred to Vachira Hospital where he is being treated for his wounds.

Police theorised that the shooting might be gang-related but said they will need to question the victim when he has recovered sufficiently to get more information.

A team of officers have already been dispatched to check CCTV footage in the area and collect evidence, including spent bullets, from the scene.

Phuket has seen a series of shootings involving teens in recent months.

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