Narathiwat Shooting: A grocery-shop shooting in Narathiwat late Saturday night ended with a 14-year-old boy being killed by a stray bullet.

 

A man believed to have been the actual target was shot and wounded.

Officials were unsure whether the shooting was related to the southern insurgency.

Rusoh district police deputy inspector-general Pol Captain Marut Nilkosee was on the scene soon after 2am and found the teenager, Abdul-azan Baka, dead from his wound.

Witnesses said Sathit, a Yala resident, had just parked his motorcycle and was sitting in a pavilion by the shop when two gunshots were heard.

Rusoh police superintendent Pol Colonel Charas Semsan said it was more likely the shooting stemmed from personal conflict rather than the political unrest.

“But we don’t rule out any possibility,” he said.