Two women injured in Pattaya gun attack

Forensic officers collect evidence at the scene of a gun attack in Pattaya, Chon Buri. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)
Forensic officers collect evidence at the scene of a gun attack in Pattaya, Chon Buri. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

Two women were wounded in a gun attack on their car in Pattaya in the early hours of Friday, as police believe they were wrongly targeted.

The attack occurred in Bang Lamung district at around 2.10am.

Police found a black Mercedes Benz parked with bullet damage on its doors, side mirrors and body. The officers also found blood stains inside the car and on the road.

The two wounded women were sent to hospital.

Nippawan Wola, 26, sustained a gunshot wound through both cheeks, while the other victim, Li Xinying, 24, from China, was shot in the left wrist.

Employees at Ying Club, a nearby pub, told police that a group of teenagers had a quarrel with some South Korean tourists inside the venue before the shooting.

After the pub closed around 2am, a car carrying the South Koreans involved in the quarrel and another car carrying the two women left the venue and went in separate directions. The teenagers also drove off and headed in the same direction as the victims' car. Several rounds of gunshots were then heard.

Police believe the attackers opened fire on the wrong car.

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  • blood (noun): the red liquid that flows through the bodies of humans and animals - เลือด
  • bullet: a small, metal object that is shot from a gun - กระสุนปืน
  • cheeks: the soft parts of your face below your eye and between your mouth and ear - แก้ม
  • damage (noun): physical harm caused to something which makes it less attractive, useful or valuable - ความเสียหาย
  • quarrel: an argument or strong disagreement - การทะเลาะเบาะแว้ง
  • separate: different; not connected - ซึ่งไม่ต่อเนื่อง, ซึ่งไม่เชื่อมกัน
  • stain (noun): an ugly mark left accidentally on clothes or the surface of something; blot, mark, spot - คราบ, รอยเปื้อน, รอยเลอะ
  • victim: someone who has been harmed, injured or killed as the result of a crime - เหยื่อผู้เคราะห์ร้าย
  • wounded: injured, especially where your skin or flesh is damaged, usually seriously - บาดเจ็บ
  • wrist: the part of your body between your hand and your arm - ข้อมือ
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