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09 Oct 2018 | 06:41 AM UTC

Thailand: Tourist killed in central Bangkok shooting Oct. 7

Thailand News Alert

A shooting in central Bangkok kills one tourist, wounds four others on October 7

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/7/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/14/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Bangkok). COUNTRY/REGION Bangkok

Event

A shooting in central Bangkok on Sunday, October 7, ended with one foreign tourist dead and four others wounded. A dispute in a nearby bar around 20:30 (local time) between two groups of young men led to a shooting and resulted in stray bullets from automatic weapons striking members of a tour group. The incident occurred near Centrara Watergate Pavillion Hotel in Ratchathewi district's Pratunam neighborhood.

Context

Violent crime, particularly that targeting foreign tourists, remains low. Non-confrontational crime and crimes of opportunity are more common. US Department of State rates the city as "low-threat" in its 2018 Crime & Safety Report.

Advice

Individuals in Bangkok are advised to remain vigilant and report any criminal incidents to the local police.

 

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