Local customer seriously injured during shooting at Ratchaburi entertainment venue on Thursday

Ratchaburi –

A customer was seriously injured during a shooting at a famous local entertainment venue in the Mueng district of Ratchaburi in the early hours of this morning, August 18th.

Officers from the Muang Ratchaburi Police Station arrived at the scene after being alerted to the incident around 2:00 AM. on Thursday. Upon arrival, a pile of blood was discovered and broken glasses of liquor bottles were scattered on the floor. One injured person was found shot and immediately rushed to Ratchaburi Hospital. Three shell casings from a 9mm pistol were also found nearby inside the bar.

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The preliminary examination exposed that the bar was staging a comedy performance by Thai famous comedians, Ball Choenyim and Bobby 3.50. However, a quarrel between several groups of customers was reported after the show ended. Three gunshots were reportedly heard during the fight, causing other customers to flee in panic.

Local media also reported that the venue was previously investigated for allegedly allowing a customer to carry a firearm and was ordered a temporary closure. However, the venue reportedly violated the police order and continued its operation which eventually ended up in a shooting with an injury.

A bar owner whose name was not released by law enforcement and the remaining customers were taken to the police station for further questioning about the incident and to find the alleged shooter and those who were involved in the fight.

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Photo Courtesy: Nation TV

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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.