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Mall shooter arrested

Danusorn Numcharoen, the suspect in the murder of his ex-wife at a cosmetic clinic in a shopping mall near Victory Monument on Tuesday, after his arrest by police in Phetchaburi's Kaeng Krachan district on Wednesday morning. (Photo supplied)

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A man accused of shooting dead his ex-wife and wounding another woman at a cosmetic clinic inside a shopping mall in Bangkok on Tuesday has been arrested.

Danusorn Numcharoen, 28, was taken into custody about 4.30am on Wednesday inPhetchaburi province.

On Tuesday afternoon, a man walked into The Icon Clinic on the fourth floor of the Century Movie Plaza and shot dead Piyanut Chatthai, 28, an employee. The shots hit Piyanut in the head and the body.

Another woman, Wilasinee Teepan, 29, was also hit and seriously wounded in the attack. She was rushed to hospital. A video of the shooting from the clinic security camera was later posted on Youtube.

Mr Danusorn was charged with premeditated murder, attempted murder, having a firearm without permission and carrying the firearm in public without reason.

Police said he confessed.

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Vocabulary:

clinic : a place where a person goes to receive medical treatment -

confessed (verb): admitted to having committed a crime - สารภาพผิด

custody : the state of being in prison or under police control, especially while waiting for trial - การกักขัง, การคุมขัง

firearm : a gun of some type - อาวุธปืน

premeditated : planned in advance - คาดคิดมาก่อน

wounded : injured, especially where your skin or flesh is damaged, usually seriously - บาดเจ็บ

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