An alleged drug addict suspected of involvement in a local drug gang was shot dead at his house in Nakhon Si Thammarat on Wednesday night.
The Si Chon district police, called to the scene at 9pm, found Sarawut Wichaikul, 19, with gunshot wounds to the left eye and forehead in his bedroom at his mother’s house.
They also found three zip-lock bags of crystal meth (“ice”) together weighing five grams and a pipe for smoking the drug.
The district’s police chief said his precinct suspected Sarawut of being involved with a drug gang and knew that teenagers visited him at the house on a daily basis.
Police suspect the murder stemmed from conflict in the drug trade.