Bangkok kindergarten tragedy: Technical student fatally shot

Photo: KhaoSod

A tragedy unfolded in front of a Bangkok kindergarten school today when a renowned technical student was fatally shot by four assailants. The incident took place at around 7.45am near the Kindergarten Krageaw, located on Ranong 2 Road in Dusit district, Bangkok.

Superintendent of Dusit Police Station, Tripathi Rattan, along with his deputy and investigation officer, swiftly arrived at the scene to carry out a thorough inspection.

The victim, identified as Pong, was a 16 year old second-year technical student. His lifeless body was found across the street from Kindergarten Krageaw, dressed in his school uniform, with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Additionally, a makeshift pen gun, approximately 25 centimetres long, was also discovered at the scene. Subsequently, local law enforcement coordinated with the Special Branch Police and Crime Suppression Division to further investigate the unfortunate Bangkok kindergarten tragedy and secure the area.

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According to the investigation, the deceased student had driven his Yamaha Grand Filano motorbike, registered under the number 9Kor9685 Bangkok, to the location himself. He had arrived to pick up a friend when four unidentified male teenagers on two unregistered black motorbikes followed him.

Upon reaching the location, one of the attackers shot Pong once in the chest with an unknown type of gun, after which they fled towards Phra Ram 5 Road. Their escape route remains unknown, reported KhaoSod.

Following the fatal shooting incident, the victim’s mother arrived at the scene to mourn the loss of her son. Heartbroken, she was supported by the victim’s friends who comforted her amidst this Bangkok kindergarten tragedy.

In related news in Rayong province, a 30 year old Thai father of a kindergarten student was fined 5,000 baht for making threats of a school shooting in response to online messages alleging his son’s bullying. The father posted these threats in a LINE group chat, raising concerns among parents and prompting a police investigation. Read more HERE.

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