Thai police have apprehended four suspects in relation to a shooting incident that occurred at a shopping center in Bangkok. The incident resulted in the death of two individuals and left five others injured. The suspects are accused of illegally modifying firearms and selling them to a 14-year-old boy, who then carried out the shooting at Siam Paragon Mall on Tuesday.
Yala Police arrested two of the suspects in Yala Province, where they also seized 209 rounds of blank gun bullets, 33 pieces of cut steel pipe, and 2 Krungthai bank account books. A third suspect was later apprehended, and two blank guns were seized by the police. The fourth suspect was found at his residence in Bangkok, which was also being used as a workshop for modifying firearms. He has been charged with possession and production of illegal firearms.
In response to the incident, Thailand’s Interior Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, has announced that the government is taking action to enhance gun control measures. These measures include the temporary suspension of permits for importing and trading firearms. Additionally, the government plans to review and amend existing gun control laws to ensure public safety.