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Cop shoots ex-wife, kills 2 others in restaurant

Angry relatives of the woman shot dead by a policeman in a local restaurant, at Non Suwan police station on Sunday night. (Photo: Surachai Piragsa)

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BURI RAM: A 44-year-old policeman stormed into a restaurant and opened fire with a gun, severely wounding his ex-wife and killing a married couple on Sunday night.

Police said the shooting occurred about 8pm at the Kin Khao Ban Phuan restaurant in tambon Non Suwan.

According to witness accounts, the shooter was Pol Sr Sgt-Maj Aram Sangchai, 44, of Non Suwan police station.

He allegedly shot his ex-wife, and two other people.

The three victims were admitted to Non Suwan Hospital, where two died. The ex-wife was referred to Buri Ram Hospital in a serious condition.

Police said Aram and wife had divorced but they still lived in the same house because they had two children.

Aram had just returned from Bangkok, where he was policing an anti-government demonstration on Nov 27.

After the shooting, Aram waited at the restaurant and surrendered when police arrived.

Vocabulary:

allegedly : claimed to have done something wrong, but not yet proven - ที่กล่าวหา

divorce : to take legal action to end a marriage - หย่า

serious (adj): (of a problem) very bad -

surrender : to give yourself up - ยอมจำนน

victims  : people who are killed injured or harmed in some way from an accident, natural disaster, crime, etc. - เหยื่อผู้เคราะห์ร้าย

witness : a person who sees something happen - ผู้ที่เห็นเหตุการณ์

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