Unidentified gunmen shot dead a former village headman, his wife, and two other persons at a residence in the Khiri Rat Nikhom district of Surat Thani’s southern province of Surat Thani yesterday (Saturday).
Police have named three of the deceased as Thammarong Nilniyom, a former village head, his wife Nilthip, and Pornsak Petchu, another former village head. The fourth individual was not identified. All of them were discovered dead in the residence.
After being notified to a shooting, a police squad led by Pol Col Kriengkrai Kraikaew, superintendent of Khiri Rat Nikhom district police, hurried to the scene in Kapao sub-district. Around 90 expended shells from automatic firearms were discovered scattered throughout the residence.
The police stated the motive for the shooting is being examined, but Thammarong had previously been shot and injured.