BANGKOK: A gunman killed one person and wounded another at a shopping mall in Bangkok on Tuesday, police said on Tuesday (Feb 18).
The shooting at the Century The Movie Plaza, near the Thai capital's Victory Monument, was a personal issue and the gunman had fled the scene, Thai police said.
"One person died and another was injured," police Colonel Krissana Pattanacharoen told Reuters. Police said in a statement they knew the suspect's identity and were working to apprehend him.
The gunman entered a beauty clinic at the mall where his ex-wife worked and opened fire, killing her and wounding a bystander, Kissana said.
The nine-storey mall, best known for its top-floor cinema, was continuing to operate and only the area where the shooting took place was cordoned off.
The plaza is connected to the Victory Monument skytrain station, a transit hub that was crowded with commuters in the late afternoon rush hour.
The shooting took place at a beauty clinic called The Icon Clinic, which is at the fourth floor of the mall.
An injured woman was taken to Phyathai Nawamin Hospital, reported local news agency Workpoint. Thai Rath reported that witness heard several gunshots.
Tuesday's incident comes 10 days after a soldier killed at least a dozen people at the Terminal 21 shopping centre in the northeastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima. He had earlier killed his commanding officer, other soldiers at his base and several people at a Buddhist temple.
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