In a shocking turn of events, a shooting at the upscale Siam Paragon Mall in Bangkok, Thailand left three people dead and seven injured. The incident, which occurred on October 3, 2023, saw hundreds of people fleeing the scene in panic.
Thai police were quick to respond, arresting a 14-year-old boy suspected of being the gunman. The teenage suspect was apprehended shortly after the incident, providing some relief to a community in shock and mourning.
Victims and Injuries
Emergency services reported that at least three people were killed and three others were injured in the shooting. The identities of the victims have not been released at this time. The condition of the injured victims is also currently unknown.
Following the shooting, the Siam Paragon Mall was swiftly evacuated. The mall, one of the most luxurious shopping centers in Bangkok, was left eerily empty as visitors were ushered out for their safety.
Response from Officials
Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has been closely following the situation. The government’s swift response and the arrest of the suspect bring some assurance to the public, but the incident raises serious concerns about security
As investigations continue, the community mourns the loss of life and hopes for the swift recovery of those injured.