Two men sought for Phuket shooting

From the Phuket News:

PHUKET: Police are currently hunting for two men who last night (Sept 4) took part in a shooting which put a motorist in hospital.

Police question Mr Sakarin at Thalang Hospital where he is being treated for gunshot wounds to his calf.

Thalang policeʼs Maj Nattaya Supanpong received a call from staff at Thalang Hospital at 9pm last night who stated that they were treating a 29-year-old man, named as Sakarin Whanthin from Pa Khlok, who had sustained gunshot wounds to his right calf.

Maj Nattaya said “Mr Sakarin told police that he was heading home alone on his motorbike on Ao Po-Baan Aokung Rd in Pa Khlok when two men on motorbike started to follow him. Suddenly they cut in front of him and forced him to stop.”

“When I stopped the passenger on the motorbike pulled out a gun and fired at twice at my calf. They then sped off,” said Mr Sakarin.

Maj Nattaya added, “Even though Mr Sakarin got shot twice he was still conscious and managed to ride the motorbike home. His relatives took him straight to hospital. Mr Sakarin insisted he hasnʼt had any personal grievance with anyone.”

Police have yet to identify the weapon used in the incident. However, they are now looking at CCTV from the area to assist them in finding the two suspects.