Update: A 14-year-old boy went on shooting spree inside Siam Paragon shopping mall in the heart of Bangkok on Tuesday evening, killing three people and injuring four others.
One of them is a security guard, and they have been rushed to nearby hospitals
The assailant, who remains unidentified, surrendered once he purportedly ran out of ammunition. He was apprehended in a shop on the third floor. Reports indicate that he attempted to escape through a passage connecting the mall to the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.
However, the hotel’s entrance on the third floor had already been closed. At around 4 p.m., after gunfire was heard, individuals within the mall were advised to seek shelter. Frightened shoppers made efforts to exit the mall, with many seeking refuge in shops that opened their doors to provide safety.
The suspect, described as a male wearing dark, tightly fitted clothing, khaki pants, gloves, and black boots, was last seen on the shopping center’s second floor.
Police are currently surrounding the area as they work to resolve the situation.
Reports on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, suggest that an alleged active shooter has opened fire in the Siam Paragon Mall in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital.
The mall has been closed following accounts of “loud sounds,” with video clips circulating on social media showing individuals evacuating the premises.
One user advised caution, stating, “There’s a shooting incident in Siam Paragon. To anyone going or planning to go there, please avoid it at this moment. Stay safe everyone.”
Another user shared a video, depicting a hurried escape through the shopping mall, accompanied by what seemed to be the sound of gunfire in the background.
They expressed concern, noting, “There must be so many people stuck inside.”
This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.