BANGKOK — It was a most harrowing evening at 7-Eleven when a customer was shot as she picked out goods from the shelves.
Chalinthorn Wattanasap, 35, was shopping inside the convenience store located in her condo development in Bangkok’s southwestern district of Bang Khun Thian district at 8pm Wednesday when Pichai Tangchit, also 35, suddenly appeared next to her. After speaking for just a few seconds, he produced a gun and shot her four times in the middle of the crowded store.
The gunman fled the scene on his Honda motorcycle toward Rama II Road.
Chalinthorn was later pronounced dead at Nakornthon Hospital.
Bangkok Police Chief Sanit Mahatavorn said a court has approved an arrest warrant for Pichai on a count of first-degree murder and his officers are searching for the suspect. He believed the man was driven by a personal issue with the deceased.