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Thai soldier kills at least 20 and injures more in a shooting spree livestreamed on Facebook

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posted on Feb, 8 2020 @ 01:19 PM
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A Thai soldier has gone on a gun rampage inside a shopping mall, killing at least 20 people and taking a dozen hostages while live-streaming the mass murder on Facebook and posing for selfies. Sergeant Major Jakrapanth Thomma, 32, began his murderous rampage this afternoon at his barracks, where he executed his commanding officer along with two other soldiers, before commandeering a humvee and tearing away from the scene. As he drove along the motorway toward the Terminal 21 shopping mall in Nakhon Ratchasima, a city 155 miles northeast of Bangkok, Thomma opened fire on civilians along the road. The soldier targeted several places, including a house, a Buddhist temple and an army base during his murderous rampage, before heading to the mall where he is believed to have holed up with terrified hostages. Later, hundreds of people were able to escape after police and soldiers stormed the shopping centre but the gunman has not been found and is thought to be still at large nearby - after his killing spree in which 31 were also injured.


what the is going on?

Seems like the end of the World is among us and people are going crazy! What with the coronavirus aswell doing the rounds.

I think people are losing it and giving up all hope.

He's still at large!

I don't know much about Thailand, so just posting this as its just come up on dailymail website:

ttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7981285/Soldier-armed-rifle-kills-12-Thailand.html

a bit more:



Authorities have now sealed off the shopping centre as they desperately try to find the shooter - who is earlier thought to have shot a doctor helping an injured person. The gunman earlier posted photos of himself online dressed in full tactical gear and holding a rifle which he smuggled from the army compound's arsenal.


I guess we can say a least it wasn't in the USA this time.
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posted on Feb, 8 2020 @ 01:30 PM
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Thailand has the highest demand for video games in SE Asia.



posted on Feb, 8 2020 @ 01:37 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: CrazeeWorld777

Thailand has the highest demand for video games in SE Asia.

what??



posted on Feb, 8 2020 @ 01:37 PM
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Been following, had a dispute over land, ended up killing his CO and his wife before stealing weapons, ammo and a Humvee and going on a mobile shooting spree before reaching the mall, where last I heard he was on the fourth floor with SWAT working their way up.

Not sure what current status is, but rumor is he's now on the run, however could still be hiding somewhere in the mall, live footage here, although the stream isn't that great:

www.thairath.co.th...

Correction: They think he is still in the mall and casualties still being taken away, think the latest one was a SWAT team member.
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posted on Feb, 8 2020 @ 04:05 PM
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originally posted by: CrazeeWorld777

A Thai soldier has gone on a gun rampage inside a shopping mall, killing at least 20 people and taking a dozen hostages while live-streaming the mass murder on Facebook and posing for selfies. Sergeant Major Jakrapanth Thomma, 32, began his murderous rampage this afternoon at his barracks, where he executed his commanding officer along with two other soldiers, before commandeering a humvee and tearing away from the scene. As he drove along the motorway toward the Terminal 21 shopping mall in Nakhon Ratchasima, a city 155 miles northeast of Bangkok, Thomma opened fire on civilians along the road. The soldier targeted several places, including a house, a Buddhist temple and an army base during his murderous rampage, before heading to the mall where he is believed to have holed up with terrified hostages. Later, hundreds of people were able to escape after police and soldiers stormed the shopping centre but the gunman has not been found and is thought to be still at large nearby - after his killing spree in which 31 were also injured.


what the is going on?

Seems like the end of the World is among us and people are going crazy! What with the coronavirus aswell doing the rounds.

I think people are losing it and giving up all hope.

He's still at large!

I don't know much about Thailand, so just posting this as its just come up on dailymail website:

ttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7981285/Soldier-armed-rifle-kills-12-Thailand.html

a bit more:



Authorities have now sealed off the shopping centre as they desperately try to find the shooter - who is earlier thought to have shot a doctor helping an injured person. The gunman earlier posted photos of himself online dressed in full tactical gear and holding a rifle which he smuggled from the army compound's arsenal.


I guess we can say a least it wasn't in the USA this time.


Let me guess...It's a 'gun free zone'???



posted on Feb, 8 2020 @ 04:25 PM
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originally posted by: Iscool
Let me guess...It's a 'gun free zone'???

He started by killing the commanding officer at the Suatham Phithak military camp and, apparently, a soldier.

I doubt a military camp is a 'gun free zone'.



posted on Feb, 8 2020 @ 06:36 PM
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any one know if they got him yet? hes got his service rifle hence the bursts you can hear in some videos that then go fully rock and roll for a bit , he seemed to post on "tiktok after the shooting saying he was tired" no idea if they are even on to where he could be holed up or if hes dead . and id like to at least hope that HK he has is out of ammo by this point but seems to be not many updates ive found yet



posted on Feb, 8 2020 @ 06:46 PM
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www.nytimes.com... stole a humvee and drove to the mall after whacking his co ,a thai twitter account had said he had 9 guns and explosives but i have not see that confirmed anywhere yet



www.reuters.com...

Thai media said the suspected shooter had worked at an army base close to Nakhon Ratchasima, which is about 250 km (155 miles) from the capital Bangkok. Before the attack, Jakrapanth had posted on his Facebook account that he was out for vengeance — but he did not say for what.
so i am still unsure if they stopped him yet, but the first attempt to get him apparently failed and one thai cop(?) was killed.

so far it seems he is free and has resisted their first wave to try to stop him which may be a first for a masshooting in a long time (think texas tower was last time cops had major trouble but it could be the la bank robbery that was the most recent of those)

but from what little we know military guy with service weapon in a possibly semi dug in location in a 7 story mall ,not the best odds for trying to pry a vet out of a hiding space

www.aljazeera.com... aljazira names him says it was over fiancial issues

Early on Sunday, gunfire broke out at the mall as security forces tried to dislodge the soldier, identified by police as 32-year-old Jakrapanth Thomma, who is armed with assault weapons stolen from his barracks. Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul told reporters at the scene that one member of the security forces had been killed and two wounded in the raid. As he spoke, a series of explosions and further shooting echoed from the Terminal 21 mall.
so seems he may have had some kind of explosives or the cops used some but he repulsed their first attack and they say "assault weapons" plural so who knows what kind of firepower he brought with him other then his HK service rifle

there is lots of footage of this but almost all of it contains gore so wont be posting those but for those that want it it can be found , at least one random took fire on his motorcyle and looked confirmed doa so this is ongoing with 21 dead 34 wounded including some of responding police



posted on Feb, 8 2020 @ 07:02 PM
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some of the security camera footage has been released , hes in full on military get up looked like bullet proof facemask,full tactical kit and his HK rifle too grany to see if he had any grenades or other attachments



posted on Feb, 8 2020 @ 07:19 PM
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thai police keeping media out so dont think we will get much more meaningfull updates . no word on how many may be still in mall but cops evacuated some and apparently took the top floors
au.news.yahoo.com...

A photo circulated on social media that appeared to be taken from the Facebook page shows a man wearing a green camouflaged military helmet while a fireball and black smoke rage behind him. Jakrapanth's profile picture shows him in a mask and dressed in military-style fatigues and armed with a pistol. The background image is of a handgun and bullets. The Facebook page was made inaccessible after the shooting began. Terminal 21 Korat, a multi-level glass and steel mall is designed to resemble an airport terminal, complete with a mock control tower and departure gates. A large model passenger jet dangles from wires beside one of the main escalators.
so far least from this article hes not indiscriminately firing any more but may be saving ammo for if the cops come try to find him again but id predict this either ends in a last stand or a suicide if things calm down for a bit



posted on Feb, 8 2020 @ 08:39 PM
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update from reuters says thai police think hes in basement and that he has no hostages. so hopefully they can end this with out farther loss of life



posted on Feb, 8 2020 @ 08:49 PM
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a reply to: RalagaNarHallas

just read it hes dead shot by army

edit on 8-2-2020 by Steveogold because: misspell



posted on Feb, 8 2020 @ 08:55 PM
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www.nairalovers.com... yep hes dead per litteraly every source

A soldier who killed 21 is shot dead, after being cornered all night in a shopping centre, police say.
so now we wait to see if we get real motive or just the theories floating around



posted on Feb, 8 2020 @ 09:01 PM
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So youre not gonna set up snipers in the Area to try to get a bead on this guy inside the mall, or to take him down if he leaves the building, BEFORE you storm it?

What kind of keystone cop crap is this.



posted on Feb, 8 2020 @ 09:02 PM
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originally posted by: ArMaP

originally posted by: Iscool
Let me guess...It's a 'gun free zone'???

He started by killing the commanding officer at the Suatham Phithak military camp and, apparently, a soldier.

I doubt a military camp is a 'gun free zone'.


Who knows, our bases are here in the US unless youre MP



posted on Feb, 8 2020 @ 09:11 PM
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eh it was a massive 7 story mall designed to look like an airport terminal of all things and i think he was found eventually in the windowless basement , we still dont know how much fire power he actually had . so i think the plan was storm in get as many civvies trapped in mall out and then try to take him out if possible but it did not go well at least the first time



posted on Feb, 9 2020 @ 12:51 PM
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edition.cnn.com... so alleged motive being a land deal going bad or him not getting what he thought he should out of it

Authorities brought the gunman's mother from his hometown in Chaiyaphum Province to an area near the mall but she was unable to get inside, said Maj. Gen. Jirapob Puridet, who led the security team inside the building. The mother, whose name was withheld, told him there was little point in talking to her son anyway, as he had depression and an extremely bad temper. The gunman had a machine gun that he had stolen, with around 800 rounds of ammunition and two short guns, Puridet said.
some people tried to hide in the freezers and it did not end well for them
as other released videos show 4-6 dead bodies around the gun mans as cops are clearing the scene


Earlier Sunday, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the rampage was sparked by an argument the gunman had at his base with another soldier over a land-selling commission fee. He added that the gunman had taken hostages during the later standoff but didn't elaborate on how many or what happened to them. "In general, any military (officer) would be good at guns, but this man certainly has more skills," defense ministry spokesman Lt. Gen. Kongcheep Tantravanich said.
sadly the death toll has been raised to 29 as a few more died in the hospital during surgery



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