Hundreds flee from ‘active shooter’ at Siam Paragon Mall in Bangkok
BANGKOK – Hundreds of shoppers fled a popular shopping mall in Bangkok on Tuesday after gunshots were heard ringing near high-end retail stores.
Videos and photos posted on social media show people rushing to the exits of the Siam Paragon Mall as an “active shooter” was reported to be prowling the mall.
Initial reports said the gunshots were heard coming from a toilet on the ground floor.
Photos on X, formerly Twitter, of supposedly the gunman show a man wearing camouflage pants, brown cap, a black jacket and military-style shoes. In one image, he seems to be holding a handgun.
Another shows a man, reportedly the shooter, tackled to the floor by a police officer.
First responders were seen treating a mall security guard who was reportedly shot in the back, according to one image posted on X.
Shoppers who could not get to the exits were said to have taken shelter inside stores at the mall.