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A restaurant owner in Issan’s northeastern Maha Sarakham province has surrendered to police after allegedly shooting dead his wife and stepson. Police were alerted to the shooting incident at a restaurant in the province’s main city district last night. They arrived at the scene to find the alleged shooter, identified as 31 year old Udomsak Thepharat, had locked himself inside.

Udomsak reportedly fired a warning shot to discourage officials against getting too close. Dramatic video from Nation Thailand below.

Police found Udomsak’s nephew, 18 year old Pholkrit Chukerd, shot in the back and lying in front of the building. He was rushed to Maha Sarakham Hospital and is now in stable condition.

 

More than 100 police cordoned off the scene and negotiators spent around 3 hours persuading the alleged shooter to turn himself in. Eventually Udomsak surrendered. Police found the bodies of his 43 year old wife Pranit Khong-in with gunshots to the head and neck, and her son, 23 year old Thanit Khong-in, with gunshots to the head and chest.

Udomsak surrendered the 9mm CZ handgun which was reportedly used in the shootings.

Issan restaurant owner allegedly shoots wife, stepson, nephew - VIDEO | News by Thaiger

Witnesses told police that they heard loud quarrelling from the building between the owner and Pranit before several shots were fired, followed by Pholkrit running out of the restaurant with an injury. Neighbours say that they’d often heard the couple fight over money and alleged debts

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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