Gunner hopes he will be the last Thai soldier to go on in civilian life and kill people
The 23-year-old man who allegedly shot and killed a 7-Eleven worker in Bangkok and then a Covid19 patient at Pathum Thani hospital said today that he hopes he is the last soldier involved in a shooting.
Last Thursday morning, Kawin Saengnilkul reportedly shot and killed a 7-Eleven employee in Bangkok’s Phaholyothin district. The reason for this shooting was that he did not want to pay for the bottles of beer that he had broken while shopping.
He later apparently fired multiple shots through a glass door at Thanyarak Hospital in Pathum Thani, then shot and killed a 54-year-old Covid-19 patient coming out of the toilet.
He then fled the scene in a white pickup truck to his relative’s home in Ranong, before finally surrendering to the police.
Kawin was a former soldier who was relieved of his duties in 2019. He is also said to have undergone treatment in 2019 and 2020 for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which was allegedly caused by a violent situation within the military.
Today, the man was brought before the court for an arrest warrant. The suspect’s family was also present, who told the press that Kawin deeply regretted his action and said he hoped he would be the last soldier to go mad.
His family has also demanded that those behind Kawin’s PTSD come forward and take responsibility.
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