A 22 year old British tourist was shot dead as he danced at the New Year party on Koh Phangan islands after a fight between rival Thai gangs erupted on the beach, police said on Tuesday.
The holidaymaker was killed when a Thai man opened fire at a bar on the island of Koh Phangan in southern Thailand in the early hours of the morning.
“He was shot in the side while he was dancing on the beach,” local policeman Lieutenant Colonel Somsak Noorod told AFP, adding the area had been packed with revellers during the evening’s New Year celebrations.
Police believe the gunman was aiming at members of a rival gang.
Shooting took place at Zoom Bar on Haad Rin Beach, Koh Phangan. The British tourist was staying at Pink Bungalow. Police hunting the shooter
Details not known yet. Would seem a series of shots were fired by a drunk Thai youth. One hit the British tourist in his chest, killing him.
The incident happened at about 4am. As it is a holiday, not sure if the police informed the embassy yet. Thai media printed name at 1:30pm
Thai media reporting that the British tourist was accidentally shot & killed after drunken Thai youths opened fire at a NY party on Phangan
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