Man surrenders over clip showing celebratory gunfire
A man accused of shooting celebratory gunshots into the sky in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Pak Chong district on the New Year’s Eve, in an action that resulted in a viral video clip on social media drawing a great deal of online criticism, surrendered to police yesterday morning.
Anucha Sukkaew, 24, turned himself in at the Pak Chong Police Station at 9.30am and said he had been drinking with friends at a countdown party at a house located next to Mitraparp Highway in Muang Pak Chong Municipality when he took out his father’s gun and shot it into the sky four times.
He said his younger sister had shot the video clip and posted it online.
Pol Captain Prayong Wangkulklang said police had initially charged Anucha with possessing a gun and ammunition without permission and firing a gun at home or in public.