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Police seize BB gun and ammo during search of teenage gunman’s home

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Police searching the home of the 14 year old gunman accused of carrying out a deadly shooting at Siam Paragon mall earlier this week have confiscated a BB gun and many bullets. The shooting on Tuesday, October 3, left 2 people dead and injured 5 others.

We acknowledge the death of two women – one from Myanmar, one from China.

The unnamed suspect lived with his family in a townhouse on Soi Phetkasem 88/1, in the Bang Khae district of the capital. The teenager, who reportedly has suffered mental health problems, has been charged with 5 offences related to the shooting.

Police yesterday announced that the gunman’s weapon was only capable of firing blanks but had been modified to fire actual live bullets.

His parents, who are academics at a leading Thai university, may face charges under the Child Protection Act. According to a Nation Thailand report, the boy’s family normally stays in a condo in the Sathorn area of Bangkok, only visiting the house that was searched around once a month.

During their search of the property, officers confiscated 7 spent shell casings of .22 calibre bullets, three 5.56 calibre bullets, one .45 calibre bullet, five spent shell casings of shotgun pellets, 2 spent shell casings of .357 calibre bullets, one spent shell casing of a 9mm calibre bullet, 49 live rounds of 9mm calibre bullets, 1 silver BB Gun airsoft pistol, 1 black airsoft pistol magazine, and one target shooting paper sheet.

PHOTO: Nation Thailand

It’s understood the parents were unaware of the existence of the items or where they came from.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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