A former Thai soldier and Paralympic swimmer carried out a mass shooting during his own wedding, shooting dead his new wife.
A Thai groom and former Paralympic athlete went on a drunken shooting rampage at his own wedding, killing his bride and three guests before killing himself, authorities said.
Chaturong Suksuk, 29, an ex-soldier, married 44-year-old Kanchana Pachunthuek in the Wang Nam Khieo district in northeast Thailand Saturday, according to reports by the New York Post.
A champion Paralympian swimmer killed four people, including his bride. Picture: Viral Press
At the height of the festivities that night, Suksuk abruptly left the reception and went out to his car. He returned a short time later brandishing a 9mm pistol and opened fire, shooting and killing his new wife, her 62-year-old mother, Kingthong Klajo, and 38-year-old sister, Kornnipa Manato, reported the Bangkok Post.
Two wedding guests were also hit by stray bullets, killing a 50-year-old man and leaving a 28-year-old man wounded.
Chatorung then took his own life.
The groom was said to be “quite intoxicated at the time” of the bloodbath, according to police speaking to BBC News, but a motive for the mass shooting was not immediately known.
Chaturong Suksuk killed two of his wedding guests. Picture: Viral Press
It was also alleged that Chatorung had felt insecure about the 15-year age gap between him and his bride, Kanchana Pachantuel. Picture: Viral Press
Wedding guests told investigators that the newlyweds did not seem happy and had an argument during the reception.
It was also alleged that Chatorung had felt insecure about the 15-year age gap between him and his bride.
The couple had lived together for three years before deciding to tie the knot.
Local police said Chatorung had bought the gun and ammunition used in the shooting legally last year.