Thai mall gunman shot dead


Soldiers evacuating a member of the public from the Terminal 21 shopping centre, the scene of a mass shooting, in Korat, Thailand, today. The gunman, identified as Sergeant-Major Jakrapanth Thomma, killed at least 20 people in a rampage that began yesterday afternoon. – EPA pic, February 9, 2020.

THE Thai soldier who killed at least 20 people and holed up in a mall overnight was shot dead this morning by commandos, ending a nearly 17-hour ordeal that left dozens wounded and stunned the country.

It is unclear how many people are still inside the Terminal 21 shopping centre in Nakhon Ratchasima – also known as Korat – where the gunman held out through the night, armed with assault weapons stolen from his barracks.


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