11 July 2024

A 14-year-old girl was killed in front of a mosque in Mueang district of Thailand’s southern restive province of Pattani this morning (Friday) in a drive-by shooting.

According to the police, the victim was talking with her mother in front of the mosque in Village 6, Puyut sub-district, when the shot was fired.

A single bullet hit the girl’s chest and she was rushed to the provincial hospital by her relatives and neighbours, but she was pronounced dead shortly afterward.

Police said they are trying to establish the motive behind the shooting as an investigation is under way to trace the gunman.