Shoppers Evacuate Siam Paragon Mall Amid Shooting On 3 Oct
UPDATE (4 Oct): The incident saw two people killed and five injured. The deceased were Chinese and Myanmar nationals.
Gunshots were reportedly heard at Siam Paragon in Bangkok, Thailand, this evening (3 Oct). Hundreds of shoppers were seen fleeing the popular mall as authorities confirmed a shooting incident had occurred there.
Videos circulating on social media suggested that at least two gunshots were heard. Visuals of the suspected gunman also made their way around online.
Thai police reportedly apprehended him shortly after the news broke.
Shooting at Siam Paragon in Bangkok shocks shoppers
Thai news site The Nation Thailand confirmed that a shooting incident had happened at Siam Paragon at about 5.50pm on Tuesday (3 Oct) Singapore time.
Images circulating online showed a male person in a black polo shirt and camouflage cargo pants holding what appeared to be a pistol.
A now-viral video, seemingly at Siam Paragon’s food court, recorded the sound of at least two gunshots.
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Meanwhile, another clip captured the chaotic scene of hordes of shoppers fleeing the mall in a state of visible panic.
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According to Thai news site Khaosod, a security guard suffered injuries after being shot.
Citing AFP News Agency, the BBC stated that there were at least three injuries, though reports are unable to confirm the final figures.
Police arrest suspected gunman
At 6.09pm Singapore time, Thairath News reported that the police had successfully apprehended the culprit and were clearing the mall.
The BBC also noted that the suspect is a 14-year-old individual.
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