UPDATE: Gunman Who Injured Two People on Phuket Bus Found Dead

Phuket –

A gunman who opened fire on a traveling bus in Phuket that injured two people has been found dead in the bus interior.

Our previous story:

Two people on a bus in Phuket have sustained injuries after a gunman opened fire while other passengers ran away.

Now for the update:

The Phuket City Police told the Phuket Express that the suspect, who was a bus passenger, opened fire with a gun on other passengers and was found dead on the bus at 11:20 A.M..

Phuket City Police stated the suspect died by suicide. Two people were injured during the incident and were taken to local hospitals while the driver and remaining passengers fled.

Police had tried to negotiate with the suspect for several hours this morning when they thought that the shooter was still alive.

It was unclear when the suspect shot himself to death. Police threw tear gas into the bus before forcefully entering and then finding the deceased gunman.

The identity of the gunman and the motive behind the shocking incident is still unknown.

This is a developing story.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.