Aussie’s Car Shot at in Chiang Mai?

I didn’t see anything of this in Thailand – sure I miss stuff, but this seems like a big deal.

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Melbourne teacher’s car allegedly shot at in Thailand
Posted July 12, 2011 08:18:00
A Melbourne teacher was treated in hospital after her car was allegedly shot at during a school trip in the north of Thailand.
Two teachers, from Ringwood Secondary College, were travelling in a car near Chiang Mai when the front windscreen shattered on Sunday.
One of the teachers, Lynda Cody, suffered a minor injury to the back of her head.
Thai police are investigating the incident and told the teachers their car may have been shot at.
The teachers were escorting a group of students to Thailand, but none of the students was in the vehicle.
They are due to return home on Wednesday.
The assistant principal has travelled to Thailand to provide support for the teachers.

I found it here:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/07/12/3267233.htm?site=melbourne

Update – apparently the woman was shot in the back of the head… luckily the bullet passed through glass and the headrest first before striking her! Christ, now we have this to worry about in Thailand?

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4 thoughts on “Aussie’s Car Shot at in Chiang Mai?”

  1. If I’ve learned anything watching Thai television and movies, it’s that Thai’s are terrible shots. They were probably shooting at each other and accidentally hit the car. This kind of thing happens more then you’d think, but not any more then in other countries. It almost never gets reported by the media either, unless it’s a major incident or one involving a foreigner.

    1. Yes, that is VERY true… even in Ubon Ratchathani – I was aware of many shootings – that never made the news or papers… I mean SHOOTOUTS where there were 5 people at a time shooting… giant fights between school kids with some with guns… if a foreigner isn’t involved you don’t hear about that stuff – right on.

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