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Lak Si Clash

Man injured in crossfire 'likely paralysed'

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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