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A man shot dead a woman believed to be his lover, before turning the gun on himself, in front of horrified shoppers at a mall in Bangkok. A nine year old girl was also seriously injured in the incident.
Pol Lt Supalak Promwong, told reporters that Mr Suchart Pheupradit, 50, used a .38 revolver to shoot Ms Pijakkana Somsakul, 44, three times in the chest. She later died on the way to hospital.
Suchart then shot himself in the head.
A nine year old girl who was sat in a nearby Mezzo Coffee shop was hit in the face by stray bullet and taken to Pranagklao hospital where condition is described as stable.
Police said the deceased had been in a relationship together for several years but that they had recently separated and that jealousy is likely to have been a motive in the shooting.