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One dead, two wounded in shooting at Bangkok military facility

One dead, two wounded in shooting at Bangkok military facility

BANGKOK: A gunman killed one person and wounded two others in a shooting at a military facility in Bangkok today (Sept 14), Thai police told AFP.

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By AFP

Wednesday 14 September 2022, 11:13AM


Policemen stand outside the gates after an alleged shooter was detained in the Army Training Command in Bangkok today (Sept 14).

Policemen stand outside the gates after an alleged shooter was detained in the Army Training Command in Bangkok today (Sept 14).

Deputy national police spokesman Kissana Phathanacharoen said a suspect had been detained after the incident at the Army Training Command Department, part of a large complex of military buildings in the north of the capital.

Local media reported that the suspect is a soldier, though the motives for the shooting were not immediately clear.

“The shooting caused one death and two injuries, local police have taken control of the situation,” Kissana Phathanacharoen told AFP.

“We are able to detain a suspect already.”

In 2020, a soldier gunned down 29 people in a 17-hour rampage and wounded scores more before he was shot dead by commandos in an incident that shocked Thailand.

That mass shooting was linked to a debt dispute between gunman Sergeant-Major Jakrapanth Thomma and a senior officer, and the military top brass were at pains to portray the killer as a rogue soldier.

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christysweet | 15 September 2022 - 11:29:54

It is almost impossible for a foreigner to legally own a gun in Thailand, I know as I've tried- yet every yahoo seems to have one. Gun control is not working for law abiding citizens when  only criminals have guns.  

JohnC | 15 September 2022 - 09:40:15

Thailand is becoming like America with so many recent gun crimes. Does anybody else think it is too easy for locals to get hold of guns in this country or is it just me.

 

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