A British man named Tony Kenway was fatally shot at point blank range in his Porsche outside a beach resort in the city of Pattaya in Thailand.
The 39-year-old father-of-four, from Southampton, Hampshire, was reportedly killed while he sat in the driver’s seat of his red Porsche Cayenne GTS after leaving the Sanit Sports Club in Bang Lamung district Tuesday morning.
Miles Dicken Turner, a British passport holder, is one of two suspects wanted for questioning by cops, according to the Daily Mirror.
It is believed that the killer was a hired hitman connected to organized crime and photos of the two wanted men have been released by police.
The gunman, who was described as a “chubby man wearing a white T-shirt and black jacket,” shot him twice in the head before escaping on a nearby motorcycle.
Police are also trying to hunt down South African Abel Bonito Caldeira, who, along with Turner, used their IDs to rent the motorcycle.
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The duo reportedly entered Thailand on January 19 via an immigration checkpoint in Trat and left the country hours after the killing.
Kenway’s wife, Pans, 32, who gave birth to his fourth child in September, told police officers that he had also set up a website design business.
According to the Evening Standard, Sanit Sport Club posted on its Facebook page: “We are very sad to announce the death of Tony Kenway who lost his life this morning. We would like to offer Tony’s family and friends our deepest sympathy and condolences at this difficult time. RIP Tony.”
Tony had lived in Bangkok and previously lived in Marbella, Spain, before marrying his wife in November 2011.
“I don’t really know what happened to my brother. We speak quite regularly and I visited him over Christmas. We had an amazing time, taking the kids to water parks and he spent a lot of time with his niece. He loved being with his family. He had four children.”
“He had a brilliant life out there and he did a lot for charity, and helped build some schools. He had even met the future King of Thailand. He was very clever and did very well.”
The Foreign Office stated that it was in contact with the family of Kenway following his death.
“Our sympathies are with them at this difficult time. We are in touch with the local police,” an FCO spokeswoman was quoted as saying.
A Nong Prue Police spokesman in Pattaya said the investigation into the incident is ongoing and are searching for the two suspects, while talking with more witnesses.
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