Men firing guns at a wedding ceremony face arrest

The national deputy police chief Pol Gen Chalermkiart Srivorakhan has ordered the Phatthalung provincial police commander to immediately collect evidence in order to seek court’s warrant for the arrest a group of guests who fired more than 40 shots at a wedding ceremony in the province on April 23.

Reasoning that firing guns in public may endanger the other people, Pol Gen Chalermkiart also instructed the Phatthalung police to find out whether the guns used by the wedding guests were registered or not and whether any of the gunmen had ever committed a crime.

Earlier, the provincial police commander, Pol Maj-Gen Thakoon Netpukkana said he would summoned the gunmen to acknowledge the charges against them which include arms possession and carrying guns in public without a license and firing guns in public without reasons.

However, Pol Lt-Gen Chalermkiart has wanted them to be arrested immediately.

The incident took place in Khao Chaison district on April 23.