BANGKOK: A Thai man at a New Year’s Eve party shot dead six family members including his two young children after he felt neglected by his in-laws and later turned the gun on himself, police said on Tuesday.
This incident took place 10 minutes after midnight as a man named Sucheep Sornsung joined his wife’s family to ring in the New Year in the southern region of Chumphon.
He was “heavily” drunk when he pulled out his pistol at the table in the beauty parlour where the party was being hosted in Phato district, police said.
Lieutenant Colonel Larp Kampapan of Phato police stated that “All of the victims were his family members including his nine-year-old son and six-year-old daughter. They were shot either in the head or the torso, he was angry that as the son-in-law he was not being made welcome by his wife’s family.”
The other four victims were two men and two women aged between 47 and 71. The gunman then turned the weapon on himself.