Suspect is Army Sub.Lt. Jakrapanth Thomma,an ammunition battalion officer,He stole guns Humvee, official said
The suspect, Army Sub. Lt. Jakrapanth Thomma, is an ammunition battalion officer,He stole guns and a Humvee, official said
The gunman quarreled with his superior and ended up shooting and killing him, Kongcheep said. He then took the superior’s gun and went around shooting his colleagues. Aside from the superior, it wasn’t immediately known whether any military personnel were killed.
The soldier also stole guns, including at least one machine gun, and a military Humvee from his quarter. Tantravanich could not confirm the number of guns and ammunition taken.
After the shooter escaped from his quarter, he drove to the shopping mall and shot civilians along the way, Tantravanich said.
Police posted an image of the suspect, saying: “If anybody has any information please contact the crime suppression unit. Warning, a person in this picture has committed a shooting at Nakhon Ratchasima. It resulted in many injuries. At the moment this culprit is in the area of Terminal 21 Korat shopping mall.”
The bodies of the 20 people killed were at Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital, Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Thai Public Broadcasting Service.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha earlier sent his condolences to the families of those killed or injured in the attack via a post on his official Twitter page.