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Gang attack terrifies patients in Emergency Room

Gang attack terrifies patients in Emergency Room

A group of young men stormed into a hospital’s emergency room in Krathum Baen district on Sunday night, attacked a patient and two of his friends, and fired several warning shots before fleeing.

Medical staff and patients at Krathum Baen Hospital said they were terrified when about 10 men ran into the hospital and attacked two people in the waiting room who had just bought an injured friend to the hospital emergency department. Outnumbered, the pair attempted to escape, but an attacker armed with a baseball bat chased after them and repeatedly hit the already injured man, to the horror of the medical staff. The assailant then ran from the ER and the gang fled outside and, according to witnesses, drove off in a white pickup truck and on a motorcycle. Several gunshots were heard outside the building during the chaos. Police said the two men who were first assaulted sustained minor injuries but the others were severely hurt. They were able to give police statements about the attack. A total of 12 spent 9mm bullet casings were found outside the hospital. Officers were reviewing footage from the security cameras, hoping to identify the assailants. The investigation is still underway. It was believed the two groups had been brawling before the hospital incident. A video clip taken from the scene shows several men exiting the hospital building in a hurry and getting into a white pickup truck. The sound of gunshots can also be heard.        Source: Bangkok post