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Man shot dead, pregnant friend wounded in pub brawl

A 24-year-old man was killed and his three-month-pregnant friend wounded in a pub shooting in Bangkok's Din Daeng district early yesterday. After the report of the 5.30am shooting on Ratchadaphisek Road, police found the body of Pornthep Thesakit with 10 gunshot wounds in the middle of the road in front of Soi Ratchada 14-16 near a pink taxi.

Having collected 18 spent 9mm bullets from the scene, police also discovered a 9mm pistol in a nearby sand pile. Police were told that the victim's pregnant friend Ratree Khomlaem, 28, was shot in the stomach, waist and back and sent to Rama 9 Hospital.

Police investigation found that the victims and their friends had gone to a pub and got into an argument with another group, so the pub owner told them to settle the argument outside. The two groups then had another row and a gunfight leading to Pornthep's death. The second group fled.

Police inspected surveillance footages and summoned the victims' friends. Police were also trying to determine who owned the gun found at the scene.




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