Things do not always go as planned, especially when a stranger dies as a result of blatant recklessness.
A “surefire” method to properly commemorate a wedding in Thailand took a bizarre and deadly twist Sunday as members of the groom’s party fired a series of shots into the air as the procession was arriving at the bride’s residence. Unfortunately, a random bullet from the salvo struck and killed a man observing the parade of ceremonies leading up to the union of holy matrimony in a residential neighborhood located in the province of Chon Buri.
According The Bangkok Post, Thanes Inthawong, died instantly as a bullet entered his chest. While the celebratory shooting ceased as soon as witnesses noticed that Inthawong had collapsed, the wedding ceremony allegedly continued on without a hitch. The unfortunate victim was visiting friends in the presence of his girlfriend and happened to be at the wrong place and the wrong time.
Local authorities were able to recover 12 shells from the crime scene and determined that they were fired from three different calibers of firearms. Four suspects have turned themselves into police in the wake of the tragedy and are expected to face charges. The newlywed couple could also face the possibility of legal action, and may never forget the periodic brutal lesson of the presence of cruel irony in life.
Thankfully in the US, randomly discharging firearms is not the typical way to celebrate a wedding.
Read the full Bangkok Post story here.