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Briton shot dead in his Porsche in Pattaya

A British businessman was shot dead in his Porsche at the parking lot of a sports club in Pattaya on Tuesday by lone gunman.

Police identified the victim as Tony Kenway, 39, who owns a website designing firm on Jomthien beach in Pattaya.

Police who later arrived at the crime scene in the parking lot of Sanit Sports Club in Tambon Pong, Banglamung district, found Mr Kenway dead behind the driving wheel of his Porsche Cayene GTS with one gunshot wound above his right eyebrow. One bullet spent shell and a cigarette were found near the luxurious car.

Witnesses told police that they saw the suspect, a plump man, wearing a white T-shirt covered by a black jacket and black exercise pants with a cap to conceal his face.

They said the suspected gunman was loitering at a pavilion before the sports club and when the victim came out to walk toward his car, he followed him to the car. After the victim was seated behind the wheel of his car, the suspect opened the car door and fired one shot at him, killing him on the spot and escaped in a waiting motorcycle.

The victim's Thai wife, Mrs Somporn, 32, told police that her husband had business conflict with a business partner, but she didn't know whether this could be the motive of the murder or not.

Police later examined video footages at the crime scene which managed to record the shooting incident.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)