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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Army Soldier Accused in Shooting of 4 in Chiang Mai

The investigation is complete and is going to court.

The accused shooter.

When: December 29th, 2020

Where: Buak Khang subdistrict, San Kamphaeng district, Chiang Mai province

Perpetrators: Nattakorn Potita

Victims: Ms. Ratthikan Fan Ngoen, 28; Mr. Thitipong Sommanee, 28; Mr. Supachai Kawiwong, 33; Mr. Sitthiphon, 35

What: There was a recent update in the incident that happened on the night of December 13th, 2020 in the Buak Khang subdistrict, San Kamphaeng district, Chiang Mai province where four individuals were shot. The news from December 29th, 2020, is that the officers involved in the investigation brought the case to the court.

The details of the shooting are as follows: Ms. Ratthikan Fan, 28, shot in the right thigh; Mr. Thitipong Sommanee, 28, shot in the abdomen; Mr. Supachai Kawiwong, 33, shot in the right arm; Mr. Sitthiphon, shot in the left shin. There were eight 9mm gun shells found at the scene of the shooting.

On December 14th, 2020, investigators went to the Army TMB 33 Kawila Camp in Chiang Mai to meet Nattakorn Potita, the primary suspect. He pled guilty to all allegations made, giving the reason of drunkenness for a motive. He was charged with attempted murder, possession of firearms and ammo without permission, carrying weapons in town without permission, and firing a gun by accident in town.

The investigation was completed as of 1:30PM on December 29th, 2020 and was filed in court.

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My take: This was the first time I had read about this shooting, and I’m looking at the news daily. Sometimes stories slip by and I catch them when there’s an update in the case. This is one of those stories.

I’m not buying the motive given so far – drunkenness – and I’m not sure what the punishment will be, given the circumstances, but we will update as reports come in about the court case.

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Source: https://www.chiangmainews.co.th/page/archives/category/crime/

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