British pensioner, 70, is shot dead while riding his scooter in Thailand

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The retired engineer, 70, had been drinking with pals before riding his moped home on a dark route on Thursday when he was shot four times in the back.

Pattaya residents heard gunshots and saw the victim, from Doncaster, in a pool of blood shortly before 10:30 p.m. Four gunshot shells were discovered nearby on the road.

The man’s younger partner, 38, came at the scene and burst into tears. After police and paramedics tried CPR, he was pronounced dead on the road due to substantial blood loss.

The terrifying CCTV footage from the event shows a car rushing down the road, overtaking the pensioner on his scooter, and then halting in front of him.

They pulled over in an area with no adjacent structures, according to video cameras, before a man emerged from the vehicle.

As the 70-year-old passed, the man with the firearm was seen firing three times at point-blank range.
The shooter then dashed back to the car and sped away into the distance.

British pensioner

They pulled over in an area with no adjacent structures, according to video cameras, before a man emerged from the vehicle.

As the 70-year-old passed, the man with the firearm was seen firing three times at point-blank range.

The shooter then dashed back to the car and sped away into the distance.

Photos from the scene overnight on Thursday showed officers and paramedics on a dark stretch of road, with numbered signs next to the bullet shells on the tarmac.

Police Colonel Surakit In-am from the Huay Yai district station said that a ‘love affair or road rage’ were two possible motives for the brutal killing.

Speaking today, he said: ‘The girlfriend’s phone has been confiscated and we are checking all the communication she had with [the man] and other people.

‘[The victim] could also have been involved in a dispute with other foreigners or road rage while he was riding home. We do not know the motive for the murder. Nobody has been arrested yet. We are still investigating and collecting all of the evidence.’

Officers said that the 70-year-old had been hit four times in the back with three 9mm bullet shells and one piece of shrapnel. He had two gunshot wounds on his back, one above his waist and one under his armpit.

He crashed onto the ground and was lying on his back next to his red Honda Scoopy when the police arrived. He had also been wearing a helmet, which was removed while medics checked his body.

The man’s glasses were also found on the road next to his body, around two miles from his home.

Meanwhile, neighbors reported hearing gunshots three or four times but not seeing anyone because the route was frequently used by motorcyclists and cars.

Today, Police Colonel Chakkrapan stated that investigative officials would gather on Friday afternoon to assess the case and potential suspects.

‘We are investigating the dead man’s companion and circumstantial witnesses, as well as inspecting surveillance cameras along the route,’ he added.

‘The police have not yet determined the motivation, but we have confirmed that the victim had just returned to Thailand from his Christmas vacation.

‘We are investigating and have just had a discussion with several supervisors and will have some additional meetings in the afternoon.

Meanwhile, neighbors reported hearing three or four gunshots but not seeing anyone because the route was heavily traveled by motorcycles and cars.

Police Colonel Chakkrapan indicated today that investigators would meet on Friday afternoon to assess the case and potential suspects.

‘We’re looking into the deceased man’s companion and circumstantial witnesses, as well as reviewing security cameras along the route,’ he said.

‘The police have not yet determined the motivation, but we have confirmed that the victim had just returned to Thailand from his Christmas vacation.

‘We are investigating and have just had a talk with numerous supervisors, and we will have some additional meetings in the afternoon,’ says the investigator.

source:nsemwokrom.com

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