Gunfire erupts on eve of Thai elections

Associated Press
Thai soldiers take cover inside a traffic post after they were assigned to stop the clashes between anti and pro-government groups in Bangkok, Thailand Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Gunfire rang out at a major intersection in Thailand's capital on Saturday as clashes between protesters and government supporters erupted on the eve of tense nationwide elections. At least seven people are reported wounded, including an American photojournalist. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

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Gunfire erupted during protests in Thailand's capital Saturday, injuring 7 people, including an American photojournalist, and sending people scrambling for cover.

The shooting broke out as government supporters clashed with protesters trying to derail nationwide elections one day before the vote begins.

People caught in the mayhem crouched behind cars and ducked behind a pedestrian bridge while other fled inside a nearby shopping mall. (AP)

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