Bangkok, Thailand (CNN) — Thailand’s army had nothing to do with the shooting of an opposition leader in downtown Bangkok, a military spokesman said Friday.
The Thursday incident is under investigation, said Col. Sansern Kaewkumnerd, an Army spokesman.
Downtown Bangkok’s Lumpini Park turned into a mob atmosphere amid gunshots and explosions Thursday as anti-government protesters massed there.
Video footage showed one protester dead on the pavement. There was also footage of Red Shirt movement leader Maj. Gen. Khattiya Sawasdipol lying on the ground, bleeding from a gunshot wound near the neck, as frantic protesters attempted to move him and get help.