The 23-year-old Thai suspect in hospital shooting case blames bullying in the army for alleged murders
The suspect in the shooting at Pathum Thani hospital reportedly told police that he was being bullied in a boot camp, which left him with so much pent-up vengeance that at the slightest he pulled his weapon and fired.
The 23-year-old suspect, Kawin Saengnilkul, now charged with double murder, was alleged to have fired multiple shots through a glass door at Thanyarak hospital in Pathum Thani province early Thursday and then shot and killed a 54-year-old Covid19 patient in front of a toilet.
Before this shooting at the hospital in Thanya Buri district, he allegedly 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.
Kawin reportedly surrendered Thursday afternoon at his relative’s home in Ranong province. He turned out to be a former soldier who was relieved of his duties in 2019. He also reportedly underwent treatment for a mental illness in 2019 and 2020.
Those two were constantly bullying me and physically attacking me so that I felt like I had to do this,” he said, adding that “I thought the patient I shot was a drug addict, so I want to apologize to everyone.”
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