Update: Phuket Murder of Dr Somchai

PHUKET TOWN: Police are investigating possible connections between the murder of Dr Somchai Wongbunterng and an altercation between the victim and a group of teenagers earlier this week.

Dr Somchai was gunned down outside his own clinic just after noon in Phuket Town on Thursday.

Jack Mai, one of the doctor’s employees, told police that two men pulled up in a bronze Toyota sedan without a license plate and stopped in front of the clinic.

As the doctor and Mr Mai were walking out for lunch, the passenger, clad in a black jacket and trousers, stepped out of the vehicle and approached Dr Somchai.

The suspect told Mr Jack, “Don’t look!” He then fired two shots, one of which struck the victim in the head, killing him. The shooter then fled back to the car where his driver awaited and sped off.

— Sitthipong Nongkaew

Phuket News

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