One dead in another mall shooting in Thailand

Sun Online Desk

19th February, 2020 01:27:28 printer

One dead in another mall shooting in Thailand


Gun violence struck in a Thailand shopping mall for the third time in six weeks on Tuesday when a man fatally shot a woman working at a beauty clinic in a Bangkok mall and wounded another, reports AP.

The motive for the shooting was believed to be jealousy, and the shooter escaped and remained at large several hours later.

Police Lt Col Sujate Boonkong said the dead woman in the shooting at Century Plaza near Bangkok's Victory Monument was 28 years old.

The shooting came just over a week after a disgruntled soldier fatally shot 29 people in the northeastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima.

Thailand has a high number of guns per capita held in civilian hands and a high number of gun deaths.