Motorcyclist shot, another man found dead, in Pattani

Motorcyclist shot, another man found dead, in Pattani

The road where Apichart Thongkhamsri was shot in Sai Buri district of Pattani on Monday. (Photo by Adbullah Benjakat)
The road where Apichart Thongkhamsri was shot in Sai Buri district of Pattani on Monday. (Photo by Adbullah Benjakat)

PATTANI: A villager was shot by a motorcycle gunman in Sai Buri district and a man was found shot dead in a coconut plantation Nong Chik district on Monday morning.

The first incident occurred about 6.35am, Pol Capt Aniwat Khopphet, a Sai Buri police investigator, said.

According to witnesses, Apichart Thongkhamsri, 49, from Panare district, was riding a motorcycle along a road in tambon Sai Buri when he was followed by two men on another motorcycle. The pillion rider opened fire at him with a handgun.

Mr Apichart was hit and wounded. He was rushed to Sai Buri Crown Prince Hospital. The two men fled after the attack.

Nong Chik police were informed about 6.30am that a man was found dead in a coconut plantation near Sai Mo village in tambon Bang Khao with a gunshot to the body. He was  identified as Muhamad Afid Chelo, 25.

Police were investigating both incidents.

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