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18 Feb 2020 | 08:56 AM UTC

Thailand: Shooting leaves one dead, one wounded in downtown Bangkok February 18 /update 2

One person killed and one other wounded in shooting in downtown Bangkok on February 18; gunman at large

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Event

One person was killed and another wounded in a shooting in downtown Bangkok on Tuesday, February 18. The incident occurred around 15:22 (local time) at the Century The Movie Plaza, located near the Victory Monument. According to police officials, the incident was the result of a personal dispute. The gunman remains at large as of Tuesday evening, and a manhunt is underway for the suspect.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours. 

Advice

Individuals in Bangkok are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.