CHON BURI: A motorcycle taxi driver was killed by a gunman riding pillion on another motorcycle in Pattaya on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Prathum Sa-ardnak, 47, who worked from a queue at Bali Hai Bay in South Pattaya, was shot in the head about 1.30 pm by a man with a handgun, in soi 17 at Moo 10 in tambon Nong Prue, Bang Lamung district.
Police recovered a spent .45 pistol cartridge from the scene.
Prathum had dropped off a passenger just before he was murdered.
Prisda Klabpong, 28, told police she had returned from a trip to Koh Lan and hired Prathum to take her from Bali Hai pier to an area behind Muang Pattaya 8 School where she had parked her car.
As she was opening her car door, she heard the sound of a gunshot. Startled, she spun around and saw Prathum drop to the ground.
She saw a black Honda PCX motorcycle with two men on it speed away. She did not notice the motorcycle’s licence plate number.
Other details were not known. Police were beginning an investigation.