UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY BREAKING NEWS) — Soldier kills ‘many’ people as mass shooting reported in a Thai shopping mall.
A soldier has reportedly gone on a shooting rampage at a shopping centre in Thailand and left at least 13 dead.
The military officer is said to have opened fire at the Terminal 21 Korat mall in Nakhon Ratchasima, north-east Thailand. He reportedly drove into the shopping mall before “randomly” shooting people and going on the run.
Dramatic footage on social media shows people running for cover as gunshots are heard.
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A private member of a Thai army unit fired automatic weapons on the streets of Nakhon Ratchasima (another name is Korat), at least 12 people were killed and there were many wounded, the Thai Press website reported citing local police on Saturday.
According to the newspaper, the soldier hijacked a military SUV HumVee in the location of his unit located near the city and drove around the city, periodically opening fire from an automatic rifle at people in the streets and buildings. According to police, the criminal stopped at one of the shopping centers and opened fire on visitors, and then disappeared.
The location of the shooter is still unknown.
Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) is the third largest city in Thailand, the capital of the north-eastern region of the country. The city has industrial enterprises, including automobile manufacturing and agricultural processing. There are no tourist sites in the city itself, but the Khao Yai State Reserve, which is often visited by tourists, is located nearby.
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