Gunman Kills Covid-19 Patient At Pathum Thani Field Hospital

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): A gunman reportedly fired multiple shots through a glass door at Thanyarak Hospital in Pathum Thani’s Thanya Buri, and then proceeded to the patient wing where he shot a man coming out of the toilet before fleeing the scene.

Pratunam Chulalongkorn police station which was alerted to the incident at 3.20am on Thursday (June 24), rushed to the scene – the ground floor of the five-storey building that had been converted into a treatment facility for Covid-19 patients – and found the body of the male victim in front of the bathroom in the patient wing.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was a Covid-19 patient aged 54. The cause of death has yet to be investigated as officials have to prepare PPE suits as a precaution.

CCTV footage at the hospital showed the gunman, thought to be 40-50 years old, wearing a camouflage jacket, black pants and a red beret, and holding a gun in his right hand.

After the shooting, the gunman fled in a white Toyota Vigo pickup truck, using Phahonyothin Road (outbound) as an escape route.

Police are tracking him down using extra caution as the suspect is thought to be still armed. – The Nation/Asia News Network


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