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Shooting at Bangkok shopping mall leaves two dead

A man shot dead a woman believed to be his lover, before turning the gun on himself, in front of horrified shoppers at a mall in Bangkok. A nine year old girl was also seriously injured in the incident.

shooting in BangkokThe shooting took place outside the iStudio store on the second floor of the Central Plaza department store in Nonthraburi just after 11am on Sunday.

Pol Lt Supalak Promwong, told reporters that Mr Suchart Pheupradit, 50, used a .38 revolver to shoot Ms Pijakkana Somsakul, 44, three times in the chest. She later died on the way to hospital.

Suchart then shot himself in the head.

A nine year old girl who was sat in a nearby Mezzo Coffee shop was hit in the face by stray bullet and taken to Pranagklao hospital where condition is described as stable.

Police said the deceased had been in a relationship together for several years but that they had recently separated and that jealousy is likely to have been a motive in the shooting.

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