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One protester dead, three injured in early morning shooting at rally site

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A protest guard was shot and killed at about 3:20am and three others were injured at their rally site near Government House. 

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Afternoon update from our online reporters

Police inspect the shooting scene. THANARAK KHOONTON

Nassir Yima, security chief for the Network of Students and People for Reform of Thailand (NSPRT), said the incident took place at about 3.30am when a golden bronze Toyota car arrived at the site with an unknown number of men on board.

They rolled down a window in the back seat and one of them opened fire with an M16 rifle at the guards on duty behind a stage.

While the car was moving along Rama V road in the direction of the Wat Benjamabopit intersection and the Missakawan intersection, the gunman continued to spray bullets at the guards.

The gunmen fled after the shooting.

The M16 attack wounded four guards, two of them seriously.

Yutthana Ong-art from Chumpron, about 30 years old, was admitted to Klang Hospital and later pronounced dead.

One protester dead, three injured in early morning shooting at rally site

A guard from the the Network of Students and People for Reform of Thailand was shot and killed at about 3:20am and three others were injured.

The shooting took place near the anti-government protest site at Chamai Maruchet bridge, near Government House.

Initial indications are that bullet casings found at the scene point to an M16 rifle as the weapon used in the shooting. The casings have been turned over to police for investigation, TNN reported.

AFP reports the dead man was in his thirties. An Erawan emergency centre spokesman said he had been shot in the torso.

The shooter was reported to have escaped in an unidentified car.

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admitted: (of a hospital) accepted for medical treatment - รับ, ให้เข้า, การรับเข้า, อนุญาตให้เข้า

bullet: a small, metal object that is shot from a gun - กระสุนปืน

casing: a covering that protects something; a layer of a substance that is used for covering something - กรอบภายนอก, วัตถุสำหรับหุ้มห่อ

emergency: an unexpected situation involving danger in which immediate action is necessary - เหตุฉุกเฉิน

fled (past of flee): escaped; left an area very quickly because of a danger there - หนีไป

guard: a person who protects a place or people - ยาม, ผู้ดูแล, ยามรักษาการณ์

incident: something that happens, usually something bad - เหตุการณ์

indication: a sign that something happened, is true or exists - เครื่องบ่งชี้

initial: happening at the beginning of a process - ในเบื้องต้น

injured: hurt in an accident or attack - ได้รับบาดเจ็บ

intersection: a place where roads, lines, etc., join or cross each other - สี่แยก

investigation: the process of trying to find out all the details or facts about something in order to discover who or what caused it or how it happened - การสอบสวน, การตรวจสอบหาข้อเท็จจริง

network: a large system of connected parts, organisations, people, etc. - เครือข่าย

protester: someone who shows that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc - ผู้ต่อต้าน, ผู้ประท้วง

rally: a large public gathering of people to support someone or to protest against something - การชุมนุม

reform: a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair - การแก้ไข การปฏิรูป

scene: site; a place where something happens or happened - สถานที่เกิดเหตุ

security: protection; systems providing for safety from attack, harm, or damage - ระบบรักษาความปลอดภัย

site: a place where something happened - ที่เกิดเหตุ

torso: the main part of the body, not including the head, arms or legs - ลำตัว

unidentified: not known (who someone is/what something is) - ซึ่งไม่สามารถระบุได้

weapon: an object such as a knife, gun, bomb, etc. that is used for fighting or attacking somebody - อาวุธ

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