Gunshots were heard in the offices of the Mayfull Food Corporation in Taipei, Taiwan. In a seventh-floor conference room, two men lay dead or dying, after being shot at close range in the head.
Minutes later, as police arrived in investigate, the body of a third man fell onto the street from the building's rooftop, apparently after firing a shot into his own head.
The bloody scene just this last November was the culmination of a bitter family dispute. Following the death of Mayfull's founder, Huang Jung-tu, his six surviving sons had disagreed over how to divide the business empire that included meat importing and hotels and was valued at around $3 billion.
When an argument erupted in the boardroom, Huang Ming-te, the fourth son in the family, pulled out a gun, shooting two of his brothers dead before ultimately pulling the trigger on himself.
Although violent incidents like the one at Mayfull are rare, disagreements and disputes within family business are common and can cause serious or even terminal damage to the firm.