Man arrested for killing ex-wife at shopping mall

Deputy Police Commissioner Gen. Chalermkiat Sriworakhan talks to reporters at Royal Thai Police Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, July 7, 2017. Police in Thailand are claiming great success for a government policy to curb trafficking in ivory, a trade conservationists had once censured the country for, has shown great success. (AP Photo/Kankanit Wiriyasajja)
Deputy Police Commissioner Gen. Chalermkiat Sriworakhan talks to reporters at Royal Thai Police Headquarters in Bangkok.

Thailand police have arrested a man for killing his ex-wife and wounding another person at a shopping centre in Bangkok.

The incident happened on Tuesday, 18 February 18.

This came ten days after a mass shooting at another mall in Thailand’s northeast.

According to the police, the man had gone into a beauty clinic at Century The Movie Plaza mall where his ex-wife worked and opened fire, killing her and wounding a bystander before taking to his heels.

“One person died and another was injured,” police Colonel Kissana Pattanacharoen told Reuters.

The police further disclosed that the gunman was arrested while on the run in another province. He was charged with premeditated murder and illegal gun possession.

Earlier in February, a soldier killed at least a dozen people at the Terminal 21 shopping centre in the northeastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima.

He also killed his commanding officer, other soldiers at his base and several people at a Buddhist temple.