Three dead as man shoots villagers then himself in Phrao

A man shot dead two villagers before killing himself in Phrao yesterday, Nov. 26.

The murder-suicide occurred on in an Akha hill tribe village in Moo 11 Patum at around 11:30 a.m.

The perpetrator – Mr. Shayeya Piang Ku, 41, is reported to have become upset after running out of drugs and in an alleged psychotic fit, shot his neighbors before shooting himself.

The victims were named as Mr. Ashochi Luk Ku, 62 and Lycee Laey Ku, 63.

According to reports, Mr. Ku had a history of mental illness including having spent time in Suan Prung Psychiatric Hospital in Hai Ya, Mueang Chiang Mai.