A French national and a Thai national were found shot dead while another French national was injured at a commercial building in the Wattana district of Bangkok yesterday, May 4th.
Investigators from the Thonglor Police Station and Ruamkatanyu Foundation volunteers arrived at the scene around 12:30 PM. on Wednesday after being notified of a shooting incident in the Sukhumvit area.
The three-story building was licensed for the “Flying Board Bangkok” Company, a French processed food business. The first body of a Frenchman, estimated to be 60 years old, was found in the company’s kitchen and a dead Thai woman, estimated at 50 years old, was found in a cold storage room on the ground floor. A 9mm firearm was found in the kitchen’s locker room.
Another French national, who was later only identified as Mr. Davis, was found wounded on his left rib. He was rushed to a local hospital and was in a safe condition.
The initial investigation reported that the company had been operating for two years and supplying cold cuts for French dishes to restaurants and hotels in Thailand. Davis was reportedly one of the business partners.
According to company employees, who did not want to give their names, the dead Frenchman and Thai woman reportedly visited Davis while the employees were out for a lunch break at a restaurant across the street from the company. About four gunshots were reportedly heard two or three minutes after the guests were inside the building. One of the employees in the building said that they heard two men quarreling in French before the shooting. The cause of the argument, however, was unknown.
Thonglor Police continued examining CCTV footage nearby and in the building for more details. Meanwhile, they would start investigating Mr. Davis after his recovery. As of press time, Mr. Davis had not yet answered any statements from the press or law enforcement regarding the incident.
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