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A woman was killed and at least one other wounded by a man with a gun at a cosmetic clinic inside a shopping mall near Victory Monument in Bangkok on Tuesday afternoon.

The attack occurred at the fourth floor of Century Plaza on Phaya Thai Road about 3.22pm. 

A 28-year-old woman, an employee of the cosmetic clinic, was shot dead, hit by 3-4 bullets in her head and body. Another woman, 28, also an employee, was wounded and rushed to a hospital, Thai media reported.

Police cordoned off the area. Seven spent 45-calibre cartridges were found scattered at the scene. 

Jor Sor 100 traffic radio reported one woman dead and two people injured. The attacker fled.

Investigators suspect jealousy as the motive for the murder. A manhunt was launched for the killer. 

Vocabulary:

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

cartridge : a small metal tube containing a bullet and an explosive substance that  is fired from a gun - ปลอกกระสุนปืน

cordoned off : stopped from entering an area by putting something such as a rope around it - กั้นด้วยเชือกหรือเครื่องกั้น

cosmetic surgery (noun): plastic surgery, surgery to change a person's appearance, usually for the face - ศัลยกรรมเสริมสวย

flee : to leave a place or person quickly because you are afraid of possible danger - หนี อพยพ

jealousy : a feeling of unhappiness and anger because someone has something or someone that you want - ความขี้หึง, ความหึงหวง

manhunt : an organised search for a person, especially a criminal - การล่าหัว  การตามล่าจับกุม

motive : a reason for doing something - แรงจูงใจ

occurred (verb): happened - เกิดขึ้น

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