Couple slain by angry neighbour
- Published: 8/03/2013 at 10:52 AM
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A husband and a wife were shot dead inside their home by their neighbour following a heated argument on Thursday night in Ayutthaya province, police said.
Pol Lt Pattarapol Bunkasem, duty officer at Bang Pa-in police station, said Paitoon Horklang, 34, and Suthada Horklang, 36 were slain when they returned home from work at Hi-Tech Industrial Estate, Ayutthaya.
Witnesses told investigators that their neighbour, Winai Chanloi, 50, a taxi driver, and community policeman, was outside their home. Winai berated them, accusing them of causing an obstruction near his home, the witnesses told police.
The two sides exchanged strong words and became more hostile towards each other, the witnesses said.
Then Winai threatened the pair, "You don't want to live with your children?" The man then pulled out a gun and fired at them, witnesses agreed.
Paitoon, the husband, was shot in the head and chest and his wife was shot in the chest and leg.
Winai then fired at neighbours who came out to watch, and fled on a motorcycle.
Two bystanders who were also injured during the shooting were taken to hospital.
Witnesses said Winai had frequent arguments with people in the area and often threatened them by firing his gun into the air.
Police were hunting down the gunman.
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