Man injured in crossfire 'likely paralysed'

national February 03, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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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.

 

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