At Least One Killed in Thailand Mall Shooting, 14-Year-Old Suspect in Custody

At Least One Killed in Thailand Mall Shooting, 14-Year-Old Suspect in Custody


What to Know:

Thai authorities have reported that at least one person is dead and several others were left wounded after a 14-year-old suspect opened fire inside the Siam Paragon mall in Bangkok.

The Shooting:

While exact details of the shooting remain unclear, it is known that gunfire erupted at the mall during the early evening shopping rush at around 5:00pm local time. Footage posted online shows shoppers fleeing the complex as gunfire can be heard in the background.

The suspect, armed with a handgun, surrendered to authorities after he seemingly ran out of ammunition. CCTV footage shows the moment he was apprehended without incident.

Initial casualty assessments stated that three people were killed, however, the Bangkok Emergency Center later revised this number to one fatality.

The Suspect:

The suspect remains unnamed at this time, but authorities have identified him as a 14-year-old who attended a school near the mall.

According to The Nation, police say the suspect “claimed that he thought someone was going to attack him, so he took out his Glock 9mm pistol and started shooting,” however, an exact motive is still under investigation

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