Terrifying reports are speaking about a deadly shooting rampage that a 14-year-old gunman managed to carry out before getting arrested.
According to reports from local media outlets, the terrifying disaster took place in the world-famous shopping center in Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok. And that’s when reports arrived of witnesses claiming hundreds were seen fleeing the mall amid loud sounds of gunshots that filled the air and could be heard from a distance.
Meanwhile, other sources are speaking about the death toll continuously being revised from the figure outlined in the past.
Furthermore, shocking reports about the teenager carrying out the incident single-handedly have raised eyebrows on the country’s security forces as this was an incident that many felt should have never taken place and could have been averted if the right security measures were in place.
As of this moment, the teenage suspect is in police custody after facing resistance and refusing to admit that whatever he did was wrong.
On the other hand, sources from local media outlets have also mentioned how the suspect is believed to be suffering from some sort of mental illness and therefore was just too scared and confused to undergo any form of questioning from the officers as well as the press present at the scene of the crime.
“He is a mental patient and needs serious help. He has not even been taking his due medications on time”- one of his relatives added as the country watched the terror and turmoil unfold before their eyes.
Other reports spoke about how the teenage suspect kept on telling the authorities that it was not him but someone like him who continued to tell him and encourage him to carry out the deadly attack that left dozens wounded and a few killed at the leading upmarket mall which is the capital’s top shopping destination in the heart of the city.
At the moment, the death toll of the shooting stands at two as officers fear it could increase as many more are injured.