Thai man guns down six family members, including kids at New Year partyÂ
All of the victims were his family members including his nine-year-old son and six-year-old daughter
Seven people were left dead after a mass shooting in the southern Thai province of Chumphon, AFP reports.
The dreadful incident happened 10 minutes after midnight, when a â€œheavilyâ€ drunk man, identified as Sucheep Sornsung, opened fire on his family members apparently after feeling slighted by his in-laws during the New Yearâ€™s party.
â€œAll of the victims were his family members including his nine-year-old son and six-year-old daughter,â€ a police official said.
The other four victims were two men and two women aged between 47 and 71.
The perpetrator killed himself after the rampage, it is reported.
Thailand has a high rate of gun ownership, with around six million firearms being registered among the countryâ€™s population of 66.7 million.
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