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A 14-year-old has been arrested after at least four people were killed in a shooting at a shopping centre in Thailand.

Hundreds of people were seen fleeing the Siam Paragon Mall – a luxury shopping centre in Bangkok.

Emergency services said four people had been killed and several wounded, while Thai police said the suspect is just 14 years old.

One of those injured is a foreign national.

Photos show police handcuffing the suspect on the floor and picking up a gun.

The central investigation bureau earlier shared a grainy image on Facebook of the attacker wearing a cap and khaki cargo trousers.

A police officer collects a gun following shots fired at the luxury Siam Paragon shopping mall, in Bangkok, Thailand
Pic: Thai rescue workers association/Reuters
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A police officer picks up a gun. Pic: Thai rescue workers association/Reuters

Bangkok shooting
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People were seeing running from the shopping centre

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin posted on X: “I am aware of the shooting event at Siam Paragon and have
ordered the police to investigate. I am most worried about public safety,”

Gun violence is common in Thailand. Last year, an ex-police officer killed 22 children in a nursery shooting.

In 2020, a disgruntled soldier killed at least 29 people and wounded 57 in a rampage in and around the city of Nakhon
Ratchasima.

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