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Hunt on for gunman who shot at billionaire's son on Chonburi motorway

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

The son of a billionaire was lucky to escape with his life after being shot while driving his sports car on the Chonburi motorway in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

 

A bullet from a 9mm gun hit the back window of his Nissan GTR - license plate ชล (the first syllable of Chon-buri) 35, registered in Bangkok.

 

The bullet then hit the back of the seat of the driver Sikharin Tangthewaprasit, 34, entered the back of his head and then embedded in his cheek.

 

He was rushed to hospital where surgeons removed the bullet and he is recovering. Police expect to interview him today as he is able to speak.

 

Sikharin is the son of Suthat Tangthewaprasit who owns the largest stone mill in the province. Their business is called Suan Thatsana.

 

Region 2 police are hunting for the gunman and have not ruled out road rage, a problem over a woman or a financial dispute, reported Thai Rath.

 

Two 9mm shell casings were found on the road near the shooting that occurred at KM marker 74 800m on the motorway leading towards Bangkok.

 

Police said the spoiler was hit two times and one bullet entered the car.

 

The girlfriend of the victim told reporters that the couple were on their way to a house in Chidlom in Bangkok from Huay Kapi sub district.

 

They had stopped to put some water in the wiper reservoir then proceeded along the motorway. Shortly after a large white pick-up started tailgating and seemed to be angling for a race.

 

She said her boyfriend was not interested and proceeded normally. Soon around five shots rang out and her boyfriend - who has the nickname "Gib" - was hit and he stopped immediately.

 

She claimed that the shots came from someone sitting in the passenger seat next to the driver.

 

Police have been examining CCTV and toll booths to get a lead.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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20 minutes ago, webfact said:

Region 2 police are hunting for the gunman and have not ruled out road rage, a problem over a woman or a financial dispute, reported Thai Rath.

In other words, the 3 usual culprits. Always jumping to conclusions.

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20 minutes ago, andersonat said:

I'm sure that the Police will *instantly* be able to find 200 men to work on this investigation, and that they'll be able to indentify the white pick-up and it's Driver within *minutes*.

 - However, what a pity that they're (apparently) unable to find similar resources for most other crimes.

 

And and the cops investigating a teacher who savagely beat a primary school boy? No, but they did arrange a photo op for the teacher to hand over a basket of junk food.   

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I'm sure they'll find the gunman soon. The police in this country are actually quite efficient if they decide to actually work. And since the victim is a billionaire's son, I'm sure they will do much more than their usual lazy nothing.

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3 minutes ago, Reigntax said:

 

How much are they worth second hand with bullet holes and smeared with blood of an <deleted>?

 

Probably brown stained seats as well!

Cheapest secondhand one that I have see here was 6 million baht. Over USD 180K for an 8 year old car. Seen a few with a 14 million Baht price tag.

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

road rage, a problem over a woman or a financial dispute

We've got a clue! We've got a clue! We've got a clue!

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28 minutes ago, TVGerry said:

I'm sure they'll find the gunman soon. The police in this country are actually quite efficient if they decide to actually work. And since the victim is a billionaire's son, I'm sure they will do much more than their usual lazy nothing.

Chances are good if the CCTV at the toll gates worked.

If...

 

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