Thai authorities blame shooter meltdown on ‘personal dispute’

This screenshot made on February 8, 2020 from the Facebook livestream video of Thai soldier Jakrapanth Thomma standing in front of a building on fire during an attack in Nakhon Ratchasima. He killed at least 17 people and wounded dozens more in a shooting spree. – AFP pic, February 11, 2020.

THE “pings” from the metal targets at a gun range ring out as a baby-faced shooter smiles for the camera – a chilling prelude to the mall massacre by a Thai soldier who shared his prowess as a marksman on social media.

But more than a day after he was shot dead following a near 17-hour shooting spree that killed 29 people and left dozens more wounded, the killer – Jakrapanth Thomma – remains something of an enigma.

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