COVID-19 Patient Shot Dead At Field Hospital

Gunman Shoots COVID-19 Patient

A man with a gun shot dead a male COVID-19 patient at the Princess Mother National Institute on Drug Abuse Treatment on Phahon Yothin Road in Pathum Thani’s Thanyaburi district early Thursday morning.

Media reported that the gunman in a camouflage outfit and a red beret fired a gunshot to break open the locked front glass door of the institute that functioned as a field hospital for COVID-19 patients at about 3.30am and entered the building.

That was when the now-deceased patient aged about 50 exited a toilet and was shot dead.

The gunman then moved further on to the ward and fired several more rounds before escaping on a pickup truck on the outbound side of Phahon Yothin Road. The subsequent shots did not hit anyone.

Col Sirichan Ngathong, a spokesperson for the army, said the gunman in the camouflage outfit was not a soldier.

Police are hunting for the suspect.

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