A soldier has gone on a shooting rampage, killing at least 20 people and injuring 31 others. prompting Police and the army storming the shopping centre in Thailand.
THAILAND – Thirty-one others have been injured in the attack at a mall as police hunt suspect Sgt Jakrapanth Thomma.
At the moment police confirmed the area was now cordon off around the northwestern city of Nakhon Ratchasima – also known as Korat, but they have not said whether the gunman, has been found or not. They believe he is now held up inside after initially posting updates on his social media.Public health minister Anutin Charnvirakul said there are no more bodies left inside the shopping centre
Jakraphanth Thomma is said to be an officer of junior rankings who killed his commanding officer before stealing weapons from a military camp. The suspect continued his attack in a shopping centre, Security forces are in the complex and have rescued hundreds while searching for the gunman, with shots ringing out.
Troops and police officers entered in order to search for the suspect and help those trapped inside, with ambulances brought up to the complex to ferry away the injured.
Throughout the evening there were sporadic reports of further gunshots, lasting into the early hours of the morning. The latest appeared to be an attempt by the gunman to escape via the back of the building.
Thai media report that one police officer has been killed and at least three injured in the latest exchanges, but this has not been officially confirmed.