By The Nation
The Mothai police station was alerted of the shooting of Chaiyut Mungmee, 54, beside his pickup truck in Moo 7 village of tambon Pak Mak, Chaiya district at 2.30am.
Police said Chaiyut was killed as he was about to go home after having organised a tea party at the Ban Yang Prong rescue centre to raise funds for the tambon hospital.
He was shot in the back by a shotgun.
Surat Thani police chief Pol Maj-General Apichart Boonsriroj ruled out politics as being behind the shooting. He said the murder might have been motivated by business conflicts or extramarital affairs.