Thailand Senator Boonsong Kowawisarat, 55, accidentally shot and killed his former wife and personal secretary with a submachine gun in a local Thai restaurant.
According to the Bangkok Post, the shooting took place at a restaurant in the province's Wang Chin district on Sunday night.
Boonsong and his personal assistant Chanakarn Detkard, 46, were traveling to Bangkok in the senator's car and stopped for dinner at a restaurant in tambon Mae Keng.
While waiting for their meal, Boonsong took out the weapon and the gun discharged, hitting his secretary in the stomach. As reported by the Bangkok Post:
Sen Boonsong said he was so shocked by what happened that he was unable to take Chanakarn to hospital himself. The owner of the restaurant had to take her, where she was pronounced dead from her injuries, Pol Lt Choosak said.
Police have yet to arrest or charge the senator as he is protected by parliamentary privilege while the House is in session.
When that problem is solved, police said, the 56-year-old Sen Boonsong will be charged with causing death by negligence. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment and a 20,000-baht fine.
Sen Boonsong is a lawyer, with an office in Mae Hong Son, where he also is head of the local Rotary Club chapter.
Our question is, why was he carrying around a fully loaded Uzi?! Why did he take it to the restaurant and why did he pull it out?
SOURCE: Bangkok Post