Nakhon Ratchasima shooting

  • nakhon ratchasima shooting
    locations of surathamphithak military camp (1), wat pa sattha ruam (2) and terminal 21 korat (3), in nakhon ratchasima province
    locationnakhon ratchasima province, thailand
    date8–9 february 2020
    15:30 – 09:13 (ict; utc+07:00)
    attack type
    hostage-taking, mass shooting, spree killing
    weapons
    • two type 11 assault rifles
    • m60 machine gun
    deaths30 (including the perpetrator)[1]
    injured58[1]
    perpetratorjakrapanth thomma
    motivebusiness conflict between perpetrator and his commander[2]

    a mass shooting occurred near and in nakhon ratchasima, thailand, colloquially known as korat, between 8 and 9 february 2020. a soldier of the royal thai army killed 29 people and wounded 58 others before he was eventually shot and killed.[3]

    the attack began when the perpetrator shot and killed his commanding officer and two others at surathamphithak military camp (ค่ายสุรธรรมพิทักษ์), the base where he was stationed. the perpetrator then stole military weapons and a humvee and drove to the terminal 21 korat shopping mall, which had a large number of shoppers due to the public holiday magha puja, where he opened fire on shoppers. on the way he also fired at several people on the road and at wat pa sattha ruam, a buddhist temple.[4] during the attack, the perpetrator posted updates and shared a live stream on his facebook account.[3] it is the deadliest mass shooting in thailand's history.[5]

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Nakhon Ratchasima shooting
Locations of Surathamphithak Military Camp (1), Wat Pa Sattha Ruam (2) and Terminal 21 Korat (3), in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
LocationNakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
Date8–9 February 2020
15:30 – 09:13 (ICT; UTC+07:00)
Attack type
Hostage-taking, mass shooting, spree killing
Weapons
Deaths30 (including the perpetrator)[1]
Injured58[1]
PerpetratorJakrapanth Thomma
MotiveBusiness conflict between perpetrator and his commander[2]

A mass shooting occurred near and in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, colloquially known as Korat, between 8 and 9 February 2020. A soldier of the Royal Thai Army killed 29 people and wounded 58 others before he was eventually shot and killed.[3]

The attack began when the perpetrator shot and killed his commanding officer and two others at Surathamphithak Military Camp (ค่ายสุรธรรมพิทักษ์), the base where he was stationed. The perpetrator then stole military weapons and a Humvee and drove to the Terminal 21 Korat shopping mall, which had a large number of shoppers due to the public holiday Magha Puja, where he opened fire on shoppers. On the way he also fired at several people on the road and at Wat Pa Sattha Ruam, a Buddhist temple.[4] During the attack, the perpetrator posted updates and shared a live stream on his Facebook account.[3] It is the deadliest mass shooting in Thailand's history.[5]

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