Gunshots fired in Siam Paragon

Several people were injured when a gunman opened fire at the Siam Paragon shopping mall late Tuesday afternoon.

Around 4pm, police have instructed everyone to vacate the premises and have sealed off the entrance.

The Bangkok Emergency Medical Centre confirmed that six were injured amid the shooting. Three were admitted to Chulalongkorn Hospital, two at Police General Hospital, and one at Bangkok Christian Hospital.

Initial reports indicate that three have died with one confirmed to be a Chinese national.

Videos have circulated online where people can be seen running away. Unconfirmed photos of the gunman wearing combat attire and holding a handgun have been circulating online.

The gunman has since surrendered to authorities on the third floor of Siam Kempinski hotel by 5.20pm. Police confirmed the shooter is a 14-year-old boy.

In videos posted via Twitter, gunshots could be heard from the mall’s food court area.

By 6pm, Siam Paragon released a statement via social media, expressing deepest condolences to those affected and gratitude to police in handling the situation under control.

“Siam Paragon would like to express its deepest condolences regarding the unexpected incident that occurred today,” the statement read. “As soon as the incident occurred, the police and Siam Paragon’s security team immediately evacuated customers and employees from the building, prioritizing the safety of all customers, employees, and tenants.”

This is a developing story, and may be updated without further notice.


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