A man was shocked to find his son covered with blood after he was shot in front of a surau in Pangkalan Haram Paun, Sungai Golok, Thailand.
Harian Metro reported that the incident took place at about 5.30am on Monday. The victim died instantly at the scene due to severe head injuries, while the victim's friend had hip injuries.
The victim's father Zafri Mohd Zain, 48, said he received a phone call from another son informing him that the victim, Mohamad Asshraf, 27, had been shot by unknown assailants.
"I was eating sahur at my in-laws' home in Kampung Teras, Sungai Golok, when I got the call and rushed to the scene. I was shocked to find him like that.
"It was drastic and I did not expect something like that to happen," he said.
He also urged the public not to speculate about his son's death and to let the authorities conduct investigations.
He said that as a father, he did not know the real situation and would wait for the police to complete their investigations.
Mohamad Asshraf was buried at the Rantau Panjang Muslim cemetery after a post-mortem was conducted at Sungai Golok Hospital.
According to Sungai Golok police chief Col Kongart Suwankham, the murder was believed to be an act of revenge involving debt problems.
"We suspect the victim was shot using an 11mm Smith pistol at close range, causing serious injuries which led to his death," he said.