Lender kills vendor over 400 baht
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Lender kills vendor over 400 baht

A 45-year-old fruit vendor has died after being shot over a 400 baht interest payment he could not pay to a loan shark in Chon Buri.

The shooting took place on Tuesday at 7.10pm in soi Sukhumvit 109 of tambon Phlu Ta Luang of Sattahip district. Ittipon Pintong, the fruit vendor, was shot and later sent to Somdech Phra Nang Chao Sirikit Hospital where he died.

Ittipon's 41-year-old partner, identified only as Sangduen, told Phlu Ta Luang police that Ittipon had taken out a 10,000-baht loan with interest at 200 baht per day.

However, Ittipon had not been able to pay the interest for two consecutive days. On Tuesday night, a man and a woman met Ittipon and had a brief chat with him before shooting him. Ms Sangduen said they escaped on a green motorbike.

Phlu Ta Luang police said they are tracking down the suspects who have an arrest warrant issued against them and who have already left the province.

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