Police search for man who murdered wife, four family members in Uttaradit

Police are searching for a man who shot dead his pregnant wife and four of her family members in a house in Uttaradit yesterday, Jan. 13.

The shooting, which along with five people being killed also saw two others injured, occurred in Moo 2 Phaya Maen, Phichai District at around 11 a.m.

The murder victims included the wife, her parents and two aunts.

The two injured told police that the gunman was Mr. Thiraphon Pinamorn, 38 originally from Ranong.

Police say that Mr. Pinamorn shot the five people dead using a 9mm semi-automatic pistol.

His car was subsequently found parked in Phitsanoluk this morning with police saying he may still be the area.

According to the witnesses and other family members, the husband and wife often quarreled with the wife recently saying that she wanted to leave him.