2 students held in fatal bus shooting

Two students of a vocational school, both aged 17, have been arrested for involvement in a shooting in which a 16-year-old student of another vocational college was killed on Aug 16.

Pol Lt-Gen Kamronwit Thoopkrachang, the Metropolitan Police chief, said the two are students of a vocational school in Bang Phlat area.

They allegedly confessed that about 20 students stopped bus No 110 near the mouth of Charan Sanitwong Soi 73/1 and some of them got on and approached the 16-year-old student to ask him which school he belonged to.

The boy did not answer but drew out a knife, prompting one of them to open fire at him with a handgun through a window of the bus, they said.

The dead student was studying at Phra Ram 6 Technical College.

Pol Lt-Gen Kamronwit said the two had a record of illegally possessing and carrying weapons in Bang Phlat area. 

Another student suspect had contacted police to surrender and he was expected to arrive at the Metropolitan Police headquarters from Nakhon Sawan on Sunday evening, he said.

The metropolitan police chief urged the other students who took part in the incident to surrender or face arrest.

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