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Thursday, 29 June, 2000, 14:23 GMT 15:23 UK
Karaoke killer confesses
Bangkok at night
The shooting occured at a popular Bangkok nightspot
A Bangkok policeman has confessed to shooting one man dead and attempting to kill another after they jeered his karaoke performance.

Police officials in the Thai capital say Lieutenant Corporal Jirawat Sangworn claimed he was provoked when two men at the table next to him began calling him names.

Corporal Jirawat had just launched into his fourth successive rendition of a sentimental Thai ballad.

But with his performance cut short, he became so enraged that he unleashed six bullets from his service pistol and then fled the scene on a motorbike.

He was later traced to the National Police Office headquarters where he worked after investigating officers found a wallet belonging to his friend at the scene.

The incident occurred in Bangkok's Huay Kwang district, an area famed for its nightlife and massive karaoke parlours.

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