A man shot his estranged wife and a five-year old son to death before killing himself with his gun in front of the Sai Noi district office in Nonthaburi province on Friday.
The gunshots also killed the gunman's father in law and one of his relatives who accompanied the couple to the district office.
It was reported that the gunman, Mr Surasak Deechaiyo and his estranged Common Law wife, Ms Wanawan Piyawong, accompanied by their five-year old son, Sukrit, and relatives from the two parties went to Sai Noi district office to ask for a divorce.
Surasak however refused to divorce and desperately tried to plead with Wanawan to abort the divorce plan, but she declined. Heated arguments broke out between the couple and, out of a sudden, Surasak drew out a pistol and opened fire at Mis Wannawan who was with their son and two other relatives.
Surasak, Ms Wannawan and their son were killed at the scene while Mr Thirapong, Wannawan's father, was pronounced dead after he was rushed to the hospital.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)