Shoot out on Koh Samui beach

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Shoot out on Koh Samui beach

Post by Nereus » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:40 pm

Terrified tourists flee Koh Samui beach in Thailand in panic as rival jet ski operators engage in shootout

https://thewest.com.au/news/world/terri ... 910dc077d8

Tourists lounging on a Thailand beach fled in panic after a fatal shootout between two rival jet ski operators broke out.
It is understood Australians were also there at the time although no one has been officially identified.

Local media reports the jet ski operators had been ferrying holiday-makers out to sea on the packed Koh Samui island when an argument broke out over whose turf it was.

The rift between Soontree Chaipet, 45, and Tinapot Petcharat, 26, who later died in hospital, quickly escalated into a bloody shooting.

Grainy CCTV footage showed the moment they opened fire at each other, sending tourists at nearby restaurants running for cover.

Police arrived at around to find both men in a pool of blood on the sand.

Koh Samui is an incredibly popular holiday destination among Australian tourists.

Horrified onlooker Num Hankit, 30, said: “I work near the beach and just heard the bullets and came to look.
“It’s scary, anybody could be hit by a bullet. People are riding jet skis with guns in their pockets. I cannot believe this happening on a beach.

“There were more than 100 tourists standing on the beach. They looked shocked. They have a holiday and people are shooting each other. It’s dangerous.”(no shit Sherlock!)

The older man was driven to hospital while paramedics performed CPR on Tinapot as tourists in their swimming trunks stood watching in disbelief.

Officers later recovered two weapons, a black 9mm handgun and a smaller silver pistol as well as ammunition on the Chaweng Beach.
Police Major General Apichat Boonsaree from the Bophut station said they believed the reason for the gun fight was a “business conflict when renting jet skis to customers”.

”Both sides are involved in the business of renting jet skis on the beach and they took up a duel with each other.
“They were both carrying guns and we understand that they had many arguments with each other before.
“However, the investigators must speak to all the witnesses and people involved in order to understand the exact cause.

“Officers arrived and ensured the safety of tourists who were relaxing at the time when the shots could be heard.
“Police are in attendance at the hospital where the survivor is and we will interrogate him once he has regained composure.”
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Re: Shoot out on Koh Samui beach

Post by Khundon1975 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:24 pm

Guns are common amongst these crooks, doubt the police can or will do much about it, as they have vested interests in most that goes on there.
They will make noises, then it will fade away, until the next time.
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Re: Shoot out on Koh Samui beach

Post by buksida » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:03 am

Stricter gun control on Ko Samui following fatal shooting on the beach
The Fourth Army Region and Surat Thani provincial police will meet soon to work out measures to tighten up the carrying of firearms in public by individuals to prevent a repeat of a fatal gun duel on a beach on Koh Samui in which two opposing rivals were killed on Tuesday (Feb 27).

Maj-Gen Pornsak Poonsawat, deputy commander of the Fourth Army Region, and Pol Maj-Gen Apichart Boonsrirote, commander of Surat Thani provincial police, inspected the crime scene on Chaweng beach in Tambon Bor Pud, Ko Samui district on Wednesday.

The two dead victims were identified as Tinphob Petcharat, 26 and Sunthriya Chaipet, 45, both were jet-ski operators on Chaweng beach.

According to local police, the two operators always quarreled due to business conflict as they operated next to each other on the same beach. On late Tuesday afternoon, they engaged in a heated quarrel and both, who were armed, whipped out their handguns, firing at each other.

The gunshots sent many tourists who were resting on the beach running to take cover. Fortunately, no one was hurt except the two rivals who were rushed to the hospitals where they were pronounced dead.

A 9-mm automatic pistol and a .357 calibre revolver were found on the beach.

http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/strict ... ing-beach/
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