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19 hours ago, Cadbury said:

This fatal shoot-out in downtown Bangkok should make international news headlines and further magnify the already bad name of Thailand as a so called safe tourist destination. Thailand the tourist hub of gun violence, bus accidents and drownings.

The way things are going there will be little need for that new terminal at Suvarnabhumi Airport. 

I think the word 'terminal' is quite apt in this case.

 

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Two foreign tourists killed after gang shoot out at Bangkok mall

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

Two foreign tourists have died after they were caught up in shooting between rival gangs in a downtown Bangkok car park last night. 

 

Two other Thai men are in hospital with gunshot wounds. 

 

There are reports that long range Aga war weapons were used in the shooting. 

 

Indian tourist Gakhrer Dheeraj, 42 was pronounced dead at the Police Hospital last night. 

 

Sharma Dhamendra, 45, also from India is in a critical condition at Ratchawithi Hospital. 

 

Laotian tourist Keovongsa Thonekeo, 28, died later in hospital.

 

Two Thais - Thaksin Sukiat, 22, and Pornthep Phumpuang, 23 are in Chulalongkorn Hospital with gunshot wounds. 

 

The shooting occurred in a car park behind the Centara Watergate Pavilion shopping center in Ratchaprarop district. 

 

Witness Julie Sawang-arun, 62, told Thai Rath that she is a guide. The parking area is for tour buses and the tourists from India went there to go to an Indian restaurant and do some shopping. 

 

While some were waiting to get back on the bus a gang of 20 youths from a nearby snooker hall emerged into the area and were confronted by three men with what she described as war weapons. 

 

The three men indiscriminately shot at the gang of 20 and the tourists were caught in the crossfire. 

 

Phayathai police are investigating the incident. 

 

Police teams in the area found a restaurant and drinks stall riddled with bullets and shell casings in the area. 

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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One thing I know in the LOS is try not to upset Thais anywhere they can come back and bite you In the bum at anytime.i have seen lots of iccidents over the years and I watch  learn and listen when that happens

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The authorities will surely condemn and arrest anyone who claims these Thai criminal gangs deserve the blame. Why? Simple logic. If the foreigners were not there, they wouldn't have died in the first place.

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1 hour ago, NCC1701A said:

wow. almost up to USA standards. Good job Thailand. But the way, what is a rile?

A rile is a substandard rifle.

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1 hour ago, secondfusilier said:

Senit said police have yet to investigate the type of rifles used but spent shells from the AK47 assault rile were found at the scene.

 

That makes no sense at all.

If they don't know the type of rifles how do they know that the spent shells (empty cases) were from an AK47.

The AK47 uses 7.62mm ammunition but so do many other rifles/assault rifles.

In this country it would be either an AK type or an SKS type. I doubt there are many Ruger Mini 30s here.

 

The AK type will leave different marks on the case as it is a rotating bolt vis a vis the tipping bolt of the SKS. A judgement could have been made by the case, or the scarcity or lack thereof of the SKS here as opposed to AKs, or just bad reporting.

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It's ok as long as the death or injured are not from PRC

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very slack reporting.

did they get any of them?

its also dont say whether the 2 Thais injured are part of the gang?

 

so, the gang guys running away and its only the tourist and the bystanders that gets shot?

sounds about right

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