Technical school student shot dead in Bangkok

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BANGKOK - A technical school student was killed in a drive-by shooting on a road in Bangkok's Bang Kapi district on Tuesday night, police said.

Siwakorn Sa-ingram, 19, from Buri Ram, a student of Automobile Technology College in Bang Na, was shot dead on the Seri Thai Road near the Nida intersection at 7.30pm, Pol Captain Nulak Boonyarait, the deputy inspector of Lat Phrao Police Station, said.

Jirasak Poonjedi, 19, the friend of the deceased, who was riding pillion, told police that two men whose faces were covered by their crash helmets chased Siwakorn's motorcycle and told him to stop.

Siwakorn tried to speed away but the chasing motorcycle caught up with them and the pillion rider shot Siwakorn in the head.

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