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Man shot dead inside convenience store

May 19. 2019
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By The Nation

A man was killed inside a convenience store at the break of the dawn Sunday in Saraburi province after shouting out loud, “If you have a gun, shoot me!”.

                The victim is identified as Preecha Khunthong, 59.

                He was shot several times before the eyes of the cashier of the store.

                “I don’t know what happened between him and the gunman. At first, they spoke very softly before I heard the victim loudly challenge the other to shoot if really having a gun,” said the cashier. Her name is withheld for safety reasons.

                According to her, the victim was about to pay for instant coffee when the gunman approached him.

                “Following the shooting, he walked out and left with his vending cart,” the witness said.

                 Preecha’s friend said the victim just had a breakfast in the nearby market.

                “We had a meal together and he said he would head back home. I don’t know what happened,” he said.

                Police are investigating this shooting in a bid to nail down culprits.

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