Thailand Soldier Kills 17 People In Mass Shooting Rampage

Thailand Soldier Kills 17 People In Mass Shooting Rampage

A Thailand soldier in town Nakhon Ratchasima, also Korat Called City, ran and shot several people. Local media reports said the perpetrator used a military vehicle with a machine gun stolen and driven through the city. He randomly shot people. There have been reports of several deaths, aloud police at least ten and injured.

The gunman, identified by police as Sergeant Major Jakapanth Thomma, stole an army vehicle and also posted photos and video of himself in full tactical gear as the attack in Korat was carried out.

Video and photos circulating online showed panicked scenes, with people fleeing and what appeared to be the sound of automatic gunfire filling the air.

Police in the province said they have sealed off a Terminal 21 shopping mall but have yet to capture the gunman.

Thailand has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world but mass shootings by soldiers targeting civilians are rare.

Several shootings at courthouses late last year also renewed concern about gun violence in the Southeast Asia country.

In one high-profile case, two lawyers were shot dead by a clerk at a court in the east of the country during a hearing over a land dispute.

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Nakhon Ratchasima is the capital of the province of the same name and is located around 250 kilometers northeast of the capital Bangkok, It has approximately 135,000 inhabitants. Silk production is an important economic factor. The region is considered to be the structurally weakest in the Southeast Asian country.

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