The massacre of the land dispute leaves three dead in Thailand
Land dispute massacre leaves three dead: gunfight erupts in Thai courtroom while defendant dead prosecutor and his lawyer shoot before being shot by police officer
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- Retired police officer Thanin Chantratip brought out a Glock .22 pistol in court
- Thanin murdered lawyer Wijai Sukharom and plaintiff Bancha Porameesanaporn
- He himself died in the hospital after a policeman shot the fire back into the melee
Three people died today in a legal battle in Thailand after the suspect pulled out a gun while waiting for the verdict in a land conflict.
Retired police officer Thanin Chantratip shot the plaintiff and his lawyer before he was killed by the police.
Witnesses said that Thanin pulled a Glock .22 gun from his waist after arguing with the opponent Wijai Sukharom.
Wijai was killed and his client Bancha Porameesanaporn was later declared dead in the hospital.
A police officer returned to the firefight and shot Thanin, who later died in the hospital.
Massacre: two of the three people who died today in a legal battle in Thailand after a suspect opened fire while waiting for the verdict in a land conflict
Carnage: people take part in one of the bodies of the victims after a suspect pulled a Glock .22 pistol from his waist after a fight with an opponent
Two others, including the wife Supaporn, are in critical circumstances this morning after the gunfight in Chanthaburi.
Bystanders said Thanin and Wijai had argued after arriving at the court this morning to hear the verdict.
The land conflict has been going on for more than ten years.
Police General Charan Jitchuejun, deputy commander of the Chanthaburi police, said an investigation into the shooting had been opened.
He added: “We know for sure that the perpetrator is Mr. Thanin Chantratip and that the victim was his rival in court.
& # 39; The injured parties were the victim's wife and two other lawyers.
& # 39; The cause of the dispute is a civil lawsuit relating to land that has been ongoing for more than ten years.
& # 39; Three people are dead and currently two are injured by gunshot wounds. & # 39;
Aftermath: The courtroom is seen in the aftermath of the Tuesday morning gunfight in Chanthaburi
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