Thailand shooting: Soldier kills at least 20 in gun rampage

Thailand shooting: Soldier kills at least 20 in gun rampage

A soldier has killed at least 20 people and injured many more in a gun rampage in the Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima in Thailand.
Jakraphanth Thomma, a junior officer, killed his commanding officer before stealing weapons from a military camp, a defence spokesman told BBC Thai.
The suspect then drove to the city centre and entered a shopping complex, where he is believed to be holed up. Thai media said the suspect was a sharp shooter and gun enthusiast who often posed with weapons on social media.
The soldier was armed with an assault weapon and ammunition stolen from the army base’s arsenal, an official said.
It began in Nakhon Ratchasima in the late afternoon at the Suatham Phithak military camp, where the commanding officer, named by the Bangkok Post as Col Anantharot Krasae, was killed. The Post said a 63-year-old woman and another soldier were also killed there.
The suspect seized arms and ammunition from the camp before taking a Humvee-type vehicle. He then opened fire at a number of sites before arriving at the Terminal 21 shopping centre.
Local media footage appears to show the suspect getting out of his vehicle and firing shots as people flee. CCTV footage shows him inside the shopping centre with a raised rifle.

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