Yesterday, in Klong Toey district, a peaceful day erupted into a harrowing scene as gunshots shattered the serenity, leading to tragic circumstances. A horrifying incident unfolded in front of the TMBThanachart Bank (TTB) along Sunthon Kosa Road, resulting in a woman losing her life due to gunshot wounds and a man being critically injured.
Efficiently responding to the alarming reports, the authorities arrived at the chaotic scene, wherein they discovered two young men in severe conditions accompanied by a discarded knife. Onlookers and emergency personnel gathered, their faces etched with shock and disbelief at the severity and suddenness of the assault.
The details that followed painted a shocking picture of gross misfortune. According to witnesses, an argument amongst a group of university students ended in a regretful catastrophe when the angered parties drew firearms and terrorized the crowd. Upon completion of their horrifying act, the offenders took to escape down Rama IV Road, fading into the distance with terrifying nonchalance.
An account from a motorcycle taxi driver, who had the misfortune of witnessing the unfortunate mishap, disclosed that the assailants first parked ominously close to a group of four to five unsuspecting students waiting at a bus stop. In a violent move, a firearm was bluntly wielded to one student’s head by one of the gunmen.
However, a glimmer of fortune managed to manifest amidst the chaos – the intended victim skillfully dodged the bullet aimed at him. Tragically, though, the errant bullet found a different victim: Sirada. The beloved computer teacher at nearby Sacred Heart Convent School was struck in the forehead, culminating in her tragic passing at the hospital.
In a following act of unwarranted violence, the attacker fired yet another shot, this time hitting his intended victim in the stomach. The eyewitness outlined the haunting scene, describing how the motorcycle driver desperately urged the shooter towards more violence – resulting in three more bullets piercing the student’s head and neck, his condition being deemed critical.
As investigations persist, the police suspect that the initial argument and subsequent violence may have been triggered by a brewing university rivalry. While the pursuit of these perpetrators continues, it is a sobering reminder of the importance of resolving misunderstandings peacefully, ensuring the safety of innocent bystanders inadvertently caught in personal feuds.