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Shootings at 7-11 in Bangkok and Pathum Thani field hospital, 2 dead


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At 3am this morning (Thursday), a man went on a shooting spree at the field hospital at the Princess Mother National Institute for Drug Abuse Treatment in Pathum Thani, which ended in the death of a COVID-19 patient.

 

Prior to the incident, the suspect was at a convenience store at Lad Phrao Soi 25 in Bangkok, where he shot and killed a store clerk. He had reportedly dropped a bottle of beer, refused to pay for the damage and got into an argument with the clerk. He then grabbed a gun from his car and shot the employee.

 

The CCTV footage shows the suspect was wearing a camouflage shirt and a red hat and his face is clearly visible.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/shootings-at-7-11-in-bangkok-and-pathum-thani-field-hospital-2-dead/

 

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I really do find these incidents distressing, when its just completely innocent victims. And as usual, its a military guy (or dressing up as one) gone nuts. What do they teach these guys in the Thai military.

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24 minutes ago, johng said:

"Police Major General Chayut Marayard, Commander of Pathum Thani provincial police station, said they have identified the suspect and they will summon the suspect’s parents for questioning.

Based on the investigation so far, the suspect has mental issues and was discharged from the military in 2018."

 

Summon his parents ???? !!!  🤪

He has been a naughty boy.

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As a Covid-19 patient died in the shooting, will the victim be counted as a Covid-19 death?

 

Serious question, different countries handle this very differently (dying from Covid-19 vs. dying with Covid-19).

 

RIP to the deceased, in any case.

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2 hours ago, Peterw42 said:

Just on the news 11am, they have since caught him.

That's lukcy, it has saved the cost of two letters to the perp and his parents asking them to nicely come in !

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4 hours ago, Peterw42 said:

I really do find these incidents distressing, when its just completely innocent victims. And as usual, its a military guy (or dressing up as one) gone nuts. What do they teach these guys in the Thai military.

Washing cars and gardening 

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Mental man with a gun.....what could go wrong, 

Plenty of people here with guns, and prepared

to use them, that's why I try and keep my calm

now when one of them try's to take the front of

my truck off by cutting in , 

regards worgeordie

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4 hours ago, colinneil said:

WHAT !!!!!! Police know the suspect, and are going to summon his parents for questioning, unbelievable.

Get out there you useless/lazy bar stewards and get him, shoot him if you have to, but get him before more innocent lives are lost.

Policing Thai style... 

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Ex-soldier opens fire in Thai coronavirus field hospital, kills 1

 

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A suspect is arrest by police after a shooting at a coronavirus (COVID-19) field hospital in Ranong, Thailand June 24, 2021. Dailynews via REUTERS

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A former soldier fired gunshots in a coronavirus field hospital in Thailand on Thursday, killing a 54-year-old patient after earlier shooting dead a convenience store employee, police said.

 

The suspect, 23, believed that the patients in the hospital in Pathum Thani near Bangkok were drug addicts and that he hated drug addicts, regional police chief Amphol Buarabporn told Reuters, after an initial investigation.

 

The field hospital was once a drug rehabilitation centre and was reorganised to treat COVID-19 patients.

 

Closed-circuit camera footage that circulated online showed the a man walking into a hospital in combat uniform and red beret brandishing a firearm.

 

Hours earlier, the suspect shot and killed a convenience store employee in Bangkok over a dispute, Amphol said.

 

The suspect was later arrested.

 

Pictures of the scene at the field hospital showed broken glass in front of an area where patients were sat in their beds.

 

In February last year, a soldier killed 29 people in a rare shooting spree at a Thai shopping mall while, which drew attention to treatment of junior military staff in Thailand.

 

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7 hours ago, johng said:

"Police Major General Chayut Marayard, Commander of Pathum Thani provincial police station, said they have identified the suspect and they will summon the suspect’s parents for questioning.

Based on the investigation so far, the suspect has mental issues and was discharged from the military in 2018."

 

Summon his parents ???? !!!  🤪

They need to be questioned. After all, they created the problem.

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20 hours ago, johng said:

Based on the investigation so far, the suspect has mental issues

That seems to be a very common problem in Thailand .

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8 hours ago, natway09 said:

Sad when innocent folks bear the brunt.

A secure mental facility for him I presume

I think the issue is there are not enough mental facilities to cope in Thailand, they're allowed to walk the streets like ticking time bombs.

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You just never know here if the person has a firearm !

 

People would be wise to remember that, particularly on the highways where road rage (on both sides) is common.

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2 hours ago, hotchilli said:

I think the issue is there are not enough mental facilities to cope in Thailand, they're allowed to walk the streets like ticking time bombs.

Not much difference to the UK then, I read a report in the BBC where it was said that over half of all prison inmates should be in a mental hospital not prison but there are too few facilities, luckily getting a firearm in the UK is difficult but there are always knives to be had as one can see almost daily in the UK news.

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11 hours ago, natway09 said:

Sad when innocent folks bear the brunt.

A secure mental facility for him I presume

Probably just drop him in the general prison population and let him out after 5 years.

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11 hours ago, natway09 said:

Sad when innocent folks bear the brunt.

A secure mental facility for him I presume

 

Is there such a thing in Thailand? Apart from Government House, that is.

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