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Police puzzled over man shot at close range in Chumphon


The body of a Chumphon Provincial Electricity Authority staff member was found with a gunshot wound in the chest at about 8pm on Monday (August 10). The reason for the killing is still unclear.

The body of Somchai Neonthong, 50, was found next to a Toyota pick-up truck parked near a temple in Thung Tako district.
Somchai, who also worked as an electrician, had been shot at close range judging by the wound, police said.
A passerby had alerted police about the pickup that had been left with its engine running and the man inside, thinking there had been an accident.
Police believe somebody stopped the vehicle and shot Somchai as he tried to get out of the car. Police also believe the killer may have been a familiar person and assume the reason may be related to a conflict over a woman or business.

Published : August 11, 2020

By : THE NATION