In Chonburi’s main district of the same name, three people have been killed after a man reportedly shot and killed his wife and future son-in-law before hanging himself during his daughter’s birthday party at the house.
His two daughters, an adult and a minor witnessed the whole shocking incident in which the youngest daughter suffered a gunshot wound to her foot.
Police and emergency services arrived at the house in Nong Ree sub-district to find three dead bodies. These included Malee Sangkrajui, 46, and Eakkachai Pruetipaitoon, both of whom had been shot in the head with firearms. The body of 52-year-old Pupakdee was found hanging in the stairwell.
A gun was found on the second floor. An eight-year-old daughter of Winai, whose name was withheld because she was a minor, had suffered a gunshot wound to her foot. She was taken to a local hospital for medical attention.
Mueang Chonburi police believe Winai hanged himself while his daughters sought shelter at a neighbor’s house. The tragic incident is still under investigation and the police are trying to find out what exactly led to the murder-suicide.
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