A 14-year-old boy who opened fire at Siam Paragon Mall in Thailand has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital for treatment as officials investigate the motive behind the shooting, which killed two people and injured five. Discussions are being held about possible legal amendments to address current social conditions. #Thailand #SiamParagonMall #GunViolence #MentalHealthAwareness #LegalReform
Justice Minister’s Assurance
Following the tragic incident at Siam Paragon on Tuesday, when a 14-year-old boy opened fire, killing two people and injuring five others, Justice Minister Tawee Sodsong has assured that the teenager will face legal procedures and that the victims will be compensated. The teenage shooter was admitted to the Galya Rajanagarindra Institute for psychiatric treatment, as per doctors’ advice.
Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection’s Involvement
Officials from the Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection have been assigned to keep the boy under observation at the hospital, and they are currently working to establish what motivated him to commit the crime. After the shooting, the teenager surrendered to the police and is now facing five charges, including murder and attempted murder.
Court Proceedings and Detention
The Central Juvenile and Family Court ordered the boy to be detained at the Juvenile Observation and Protection Centre on Wednesday. The court rejected a request to admit him to the Galya Rajanagarindra Institute until a preliminary assessment determined whether he had a condition requiring specialized treatment. The minister has not disclosed the boy’s health condition due to patient confidentiality regulations. The court has also not granted his release on bail.
Privacy Concerns and Legal Procedures
Justice Minister Tawee Sodsong reiterated that the dissemination of the boy’s pictures is not allowed, as it violates his rights. Nevertheless, the minister emphasized that the youth would undergo all legal procedures, and the affected individuals would be compensated according to the law.
Investigation of Motive and Possible Legal Amendments
The Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection will investigate the boy’s parents, relatives, and close associates to determine the real motive behind the shooting. The government is also considering reviewing laws that govern legal action against juveniles under 15 years old, to determine if any amendments are necessary to better address current social conditions.
Territorial Defense Command Shooting Range
In a related development, the Royal Thai Army confirmed that the boy had visited a shooting range of its Territorial Defense Command, as evidenced by a widely-shared video on social media. The range is open to promote shooting as a sporting activity among members and interested members of the public. Members are allowed to bring outsiders to the range under the condition that they strictly comply with rules and regulations. Since the boy was not a member, it is presumed that he was accompanied to the range by some members.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: What actions have been taken for the 14-year-old shooter at Siam Paragon Mall in Thailand?
Following the tragic incident, the 14-year-old shooter has been admitted to the Galya Rajanagarindra Institute for psychiatric treatment as per doctors’ advice. Officials from the Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection are keeping the boy under observation at the hospital and are working to establish his motive for committing the crime.
Q2: What legal procedures and compensation measures are being taken for the victims of the shooting?
Justice Minister Tawee Sodsong has assured that the teenage shooter will face legal procedures and that the victims will be compensated. The affected individuals will be compensated according to the law.
Q3: How are investigators working to determine the motive behind the shooting, and are there any planned legal amendments?
The Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection is investigating the boy’s parents, relatives, and close associates to determine the real motive behind the shooting. Additionally, the government is considering reviewing laws governing legal action against juveniles under 15 years old to determine if any amendments are necessary to better address current social conditions.