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Councillor and property tycoon shot in Nonthaburi

A well-known provincial councillor and property developer was shot and seriously wounded by a lone gunman while he was about to enter his office in Bang Bua Thong district of Nonthaburi province on Wednesday night.

shot deadThe councillor and property tycoon was identified as Mr Phairoj Sukchan, 51, owner of Bua Thong Property Co.

Police said CCTV footage from his office showed a man wearing a crash helmet walked towards the councillor at about 7 pm while he was about to enter his office.

The gunman fired one shot on the back of the victim’s head and escaped in a motorcycle parked nearby towards Kanchanapisek road.

Police gave two motives for the murder, business conflict and local politics.

He was pronounced out of danger last night but still in serious condition.

Thai PBS

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