It sounds like a scene from a horror movie, but it is a real-life occurrence. A woman and her father were shot dead by her husband in front of their six-week old baby in a hospital waiting room – before he turned the gun on himself.
Shocking CCTV footage was captured inside the hospital as fellow patients and their families heard the shots ring out in a waiting room.
Thanyamas Thanamsri, 26, had been visiting doctors on Friday afternoon with her husband Chaiyaporn, 31, and her father, Samphan Thanamsri, 60, for postpartum problems when the incident happened.
Just two weeks ago she had come through surgery for kidney, heart and lung failure and had posted a picture of herself and the six-week-old tot.
At the time she wrote “death is closer than we expect so take care of the people you love”.
On Friday she was having a checkup when the two men she was with started arguing after her father criticized her husband for not having a job and said that she should leave him.
Furious Chaiyaporn pulled a gun from his bag and blasted his nagging father-in-law twice in thehead before shooting his wife in the chest, arms and back. He then shot himself.
The baby boy, now an orphan, survived the horror.
Two patients were injured from stray bullets while dozens more ran screaming from the building as the bloodbath unfolded at the Nakhon Pathom Hospital in northern Thailand at 1.30pm.
Police are now investigating the horror double-murder suicide.
Lieutenant Colonel Wuttisit Kongsarawat said: “I arrived at the scene with other officers. It happened on the second floor of the hospital.
“There was blood on the floor and a .38 pistol. Two people were dead, and another was seriously injured and sent for surgery.
“Forensic police are gathering all the evidence from the scene and we will review CCTV of the area to discover exactly what happened.”
Medics treated the injured husband after he shot himself, but he later died.
A social media post by Thanyamas several days before the murder detailed how hopeful she was feeling after successfully battling back from recent kidney, lung and heart failure in the wake of her pregnancy.
The petite mother had suffered several health problems, including urinary and breathing issues following the birth of the little boy.
The couple had been married since 2014.
Alongside a picture of the youngster, she wrote how she had survived “the most torturous week of her life”.
She wrote: “I have been crying a lot and in a lot of pain, but I am finally feeling better. Now I know the value of life more than ever before.
“Do not judge anyone because they are going through a lot of stress.
“Try to make life better. I still have a treatment period but from now on will be healthier. We should look after ourselves and the people we love.
“Death is closer than we expect. Health is very important so take care of yourself.”
Credit: The Mirror