THE DAUGHTERS of an elderly man wounded in the crossfire at the Lak Si intersection on Saturday said yesterday that he would likely be left paralysed after a bullet was surgically extracted from his neck.
Uengfa and Walaphorn sae-Lew, said Ar-Kaew, 71, did not belong to any political group but was just joining a pro-election rally near the intersection. “My father wants the election,” they said.
The sisters called for care and assistance from authorities. Six people, including two women and Ar-Kaew, were hurt. Ar-Kaew was the only one sustaining serious gunshot wounds. Vibhavadi Hospital provided no details on the type of bullet removed from Ar-Kaew’s neck.
After midnight, a woman riding on a pillion seat was wounded in a mysterious shooting not far from Lak Si Intersection. Phoothida Detchasorn, who was travelling with her boy-|friend Phoophan Phoomiphong Choowong, a Daily News editorial employee, was in safe condition after treatment.
Thung Song Hong police said the gunman was likely a member of political groups still hiding in the area.