Man kills wife, turns gun on himself

Police found the body of the husband outside the house. (photo by Pitakkarn Rescue foundation)

KANCHANABURI - A man shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide on Sunday evening, local police said.

The shooting was reported about 7.45 pm Sunday at a house in Lao Khwan district.

Prapasri Phumpanwong, 26, was found dead in the house with a single gunshot wound to her chest, according to police.

Her husband, Suwit Charoensri, 40, was found dead with a single gunshot wound in the chest near a barn at the back of the house. A handgun was found next to his body.

Police said Suwit was a jealous husband. Friends of the family said the couple had a heated dispute before the shooting.  

The investigation was continuing.

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