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At least 50 shots fired near Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, gunman in standoff with police

No reports of any death or injury so far.

Kayla Wong | February 14, 12:17 pm

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At least 50 shots were fired in public by a gunman near Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday morning, Feb. 14.

No death or injury reported so far

According to Khaosod English, the gunshots were heard on Chula Soi 10 in the Pathum Wan area.

There are no reports of any death or injury so far, although an eyewitness said the gunman was seen aiming his gun at pedestrians at one point.

The gunman was later identified by the Royal Thai Police as Ekkaichai Charueksilp, aged 44.

Image by Royal Thai Police

He reportedly had a dispute with his family before he left his home with a firearm.

As of 11:50am on Friday, Feb. 14, he is hiding inside Chula Soi 10.

Police have blockaded the area, and pedestrians and motorists are advised to stay away while the operation is ongoing.

The police are currently trying to get him to surrender, according to Bangkok Post.

The incident comes after a mass shooting in Korat that killed 29 people.

Thai soldier guns down over 10 people in Northeast Thailand, reportedly live-streamed his attack

Top image via @StickboyBangkok

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