A 30-year-old woman, one of five people injured when a 14-year-old boy went on a shooting rampage at Siam Paragon in Bangkok earlier this month, died early yesterday morning, police said.
Penpiwan Mitthampitak’s death meant she became the shooting’s third fatality.
Penpiwan was shot on Oct 3 when the teen opened fire with a modified blank gun in the luxury shopping mall in the centre of Bangkok.
The boy had bought the gun via a Facebook page, and on Oct 5, three men were arrested for supplying him with the weapon and ammunition. A further three were arrested the following day.
The teenager was taken to Pathumwan police station for questioning but was in a confused state, saying he had heard voices telling him to shoot people, according to Pol Gen Torsak Sukvimol, the national police chief.
He was admitted to a psychiatric hospital on Oct 6.
Two people were killed at the scene of the shooting — a female tourist from China and a female shopping mall employee from Myanmar — while five others were injured.
One was Penpiwan, who was shot four times and who was admitted to King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
She died at about 2am yesterday, police said.
Penpiwan’s mother (name and last name were not given) and her aunt Pawinee (surname withheld) yesterday collected her body from the hospital for funeral rites.
“We’re still in shock. Nung Ning [Penpiwan’s nickname] lived with her mother. Her father passed away a long time ago. She was the breadwinner in the family,” Ms Pawinee said.