AN angry confrontation between two drivers at a Phuket hospital parking lot ended with one of them firing a shot at the other but fortunately he was not hit, Matichon newspaper said this evening (Mar. 7).
At around 9.30 a.m. the police hotline 191 got a report from Mr. Nad (assumed name), 18, that he was shot at on the fifth floor car park of Vachira Phuket Hospital but the bullet missed him.
Pol. Col. Pratuang Pholmana, head of Mueang Phuket police station, took a team of policemen there to investigate and arrested Mr. Thanakorn (surname withheld), 31, who was carrying a CZ 2075 RAMl pistol with 13 bullets in it and one spent.
Police also found his four-door pick-up truck parked in one of the slots there.
Nad pointed to the spot where the incident took place and related that he blared the horn just as Thanakorn was parking his pick-up truck and this led to a heated argument.
Moments after he had backed his vehicle to leave he heard a shot fired which frightened him and he quickly came down and called the police.
After collecting evidence police filed charges of attempted murder and carrying a firearm in public without permission or reasonable grounds for doing so.
A policeman collecting evidence at the hospital parking lot. Photo: Matichon
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