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Caitlin Ashworth

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Police are investigating a shooting at a Bangkok massage parlour where a person was shot in the neck and another person shot in the backside. Police have not identified the shooter, but a post by a Facebook user accused an alleged “well known gambler” of shooting the 2 people.

Police were called at 3am Wednesday to the Saree Sauna & Spa on Ratchapruek in the Phasi Charoen, a Bangkok district just across the west side of the Chao Phraya. A fight allegedly broke out around 10:30pm Tuesday between the 3 people. A person then allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the other 2.

The suspect has not been identified by police at this stage. Investigators are collecting more evidence and reviewing surveillance camera footage before naming a suspect and issuing an arrest warrant.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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    Jitendra Bahubali

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    It has started. The violence will increase as people are out of work and can do anything for a small amount of money. Before the streets and roads become unsafe start giving people some employment. Tourism ban has made around 8 million people unemployed. Each might have a family of 4 so total 32 million people are fighting each day for work and money. Stop thinking, start acting. OPEN THE BORDERS NOW.

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      Issan John

      Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 4:16 pm

      What’s this connection between this “alleged well known gambler” having a fight with two others then shooting them and the “unemployed”?

      … and why do you think it was over “a small amount of money”?

      … or that “it has started”?

      Where have you dreamt this up from?

      Thailand has had one of the highest rates of gun crimes and gun related deaths in the world for decades, consistently ranking in the ‘Top 10’, above countries like South Africa, Pakistan, Columbia and Iraq!

      As for “Tourism ban has made around 8 million people unemployed”, where does that come from? Out of a workforce of some 38 million that’s more than 20%!

      … and if “32 million people are fighting each day for work and money”, that’s 85% of the workforce!!!

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      adam

      Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 7:12 am

      Who is out of work??? I had 7 employees quit in the last months – looks like people dont respect their job and are not scared at all of unemployment. Tourism bans saved the country – look what is happening in Europe. Not only tourisrm – but now entertainment, restaurants, shops, gyms, cinemas, pubs, schools are closed – this is what you want there?/?? CLOSE THE BORDERS

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    sam thompson

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    The shooter will likely be one of the boys in brown

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    Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    Well one was not shot in self defence. He was shot in the backside.
    Maybe they did not pay what they lost to the gambler.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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