BANGKOK: After the first suspect turned himself in yesterday, police now have 5 more individuals under arrest in relation to the violent gun battle that resulted in the death of an India tourist and the wounding of many others. As an AK-47 among other weapons were used in the incident, the issue has been pressed from the highest levels of government for arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators. 11 warrants total have been issued though more may be required to determine the source of the military-grade weapons used.
More details from Khaosod English:
Five more people were arrested in connection to a deadly gunbattle that killed a foreign tourist earlier this week in Bangkok.
Police announced the arrests Wednesday after they raided 12 buildings to look for evidence related to the shootout, which they said involved two rival gangs. An Indian tourist was killed in the crossfire and four others were wounded.
Col. Nakarin Sukhonthawit said 11 arrest warrants have been issued. Five suspects remain on the run.
Police said the fight broke out Sunday night between two gangs at a parking lot of the Watergate Pavillion shopping mall in Ratchathewi district. The two gangs were reportedly playing snooker in a nearby bar before they got into a heated argument, which escalated into a gun battle.
Col. Nakarin said multiple firearms was used in the incident, including an assault rifle, at least two handguns and a hunting rifle.