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Man who fired shots during wedding procession faces four charges

The gunman who fired shots during a wedding procession in Muang district of Nakhon Nayok on Sunday (April 23) resulting to the injuries of three girls by stray shots turned himself in to the Muang district police on Monday.

Mr Naravuth Poomee, 46, a resident of Tambon Bang Looksua, Ongkharak district, told Pol Lt-Col Preecha Rueksa, the deputy superintendent, that he didn’t know that firing gunshots into the air was a criminal offence, adding that he aimed the gun at a banana tree and on the ground and emptied all the bullets in the magazine.

He also claimed that the gun was borrowed from somebody’s else.

Pol Lt-Col Preecha said police would try to find the real owner of the handgun.

He added that Mr Naravuth would face four charges, including possessing firearms without a license, carrying a gun in public, firing a gun in public and carelessness causing injuries to the other people.

The three sisters, aged 3, 5, and 10 sustained gunshot injuries which are not life-threatening.  They were playing in front of their house when the stray bullets hit them.


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