Three killed, 4 injured by 14-year-old gunman at mall in Thailand

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 Three people were killed and four others injured by a gunman at the Siam Paragon mall in Bangkok on Tuesday, Thai media reported, citing police.

The incident occurred at around 4:40 p.m. local time (9:40 GMT), when a 14-year-old male gunman started shooting at people using a Glock 19 pistol, the Khaosod newspaper reported. About half an hour later, he surrendered to the police.

The perpetrator told police officers that he had heard a voice that ordered him to shoot, according to the report. He was wearing a black T-shirt, camouflage pants and a baseball hat with a United States flag on it.

In 2022, there were 2,804 gun-related deaths in Thailand, and, with a firearm death rate of 3.91 per 100,000 people, the country ranked 15th globally, the newspaper reported.

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