#Thailandia, sparatoria a #Korat. In uno dei video si vede chiaramente il soldato sparare vicino a una moto. Si tratterebbe del sergente Jakkrapanth Thomma e avrebbe postato aggiornamenti sulla sua pagina FB durante l’intera azione pic.twitter.com/teVjkG864S— Giacomo Segantini (@JackSegantini) February 8, 2020
SATURDAY, FEB. 8
12:10 p.m. (0510 GMT) – Soldier Jakrapanth Thomma writes on his Facebook page complaining about people who grow rich by cheating and taking advantage of others. “Do they think they can spend the money in hell?” the post ends.
3 p.m. – Jakrapanth arrives at a house to discuss a property dispute in the presence of his commanding officer. After an argument, he shoots dead his commander and a woman described as a relative of the officer.
4 p.m. – He goes to the Surathamphitak army base where he worked, kills an army guard and steals weapons from the armory. He commandeers a Humvee.
4:30 p.m. – He stops at a Buddhist temple and opens fire as authorities pursue him, killing around nine people including a police officer, before driving away
5:30 p.m. – The soldier arrives at Terminal 21 shopping mall where he begins to open fire on panicked shoppers. At least 12 people are killed.
5:50 p.m. – Police shut down a cordon of about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) around the mall.
6 p.m. – Gunshots are heard and a fire breaks out at the mall after a soldier shoots either an electricity station or a fuel tank.
6:30 p.m. – The soldier posts another message on his Facebook page: “Death is inevitable for everyone.”
8 p.m. – Police bring the shooter’s crying mother from home in Chaiyaphum province to Nakhon Ratchasima to help ask the soldier to surrender.
9:30 p.m. – Facebook says it has shut down the shooter’s page.
10:15 p.m. – Thai security forces storm into the mall and help hundreds of trapped people escape.
10:50 p.m. – Police say they have taken control of the ground floor of the mall.
SUNDAY, FEB. 9
12:30 a.m. – The soldier escapes to the shopping center’s basement, which houses a food court and grocery store. More security forces move inside the mall.
2 a.m. – Bursts of gunfire are heard as security forces hunt for the shooter.
3 a.m. – Two casualties are brought out of the mall on stretchers as authorities continue to hunt for the gunman.
3:20 a.m. – At least four children are seen escaping from the mall.
8 a.m. – Security forces move closer to the shooter inside the basement.
9:05 a.m. – Security forces shoot and kill the gunman.Source: One gunman, four locations, 29 dead: how the mass shooting in Thailand unfolded
EXCLUSIVE: Video shows Sgt. Jakkrapanth Thomma inside Terminal 21 shopping mall in Nakhon Ratchasiman during his shooting rampage that killed at least 12 people. Latest info indicates he’s holding 16 people as hostages. #กราดยิงโคราช https://t.co/1qWp0y3VQy pic.twitter.com/y8pqfzw0yw— Khaosod English (@KhaosodEnglish) February 8, 2020
Panic in the mall after a Thai soldier went on a shooting rampage in Nakhon Ratchasima, now holding 21 hostages— Saad (@SaadAbedine) February 8, 2020
A combined operation of police & army is underway to look for the shooter who killed at least 12 people in #Thailand 🇹🇭https://t.co/TnofxM4eaI pic.twitter.com/fkYfcqtEag
A Thai soldier killed his commanding officer before gunning down at least 12 people while livestreaming the shooting spree slaughter and posing for selfies.
Soldier Jakrapanth Thomma shot his commanding officer along with two other soldiers at his base before tearing away in a jeep, according to Bangkok Post.
As he drove towards the Terminal 21 shopping mall, he sprayed bullets at civilians.
He is believed to have now taken hostages at the shopping centre.
‘The gunman used a machine gun and shot innocent victims resulting in many injured and dead,’ a police spokesperson said, with local media reporting as many as 12 fatalities.
A police spokesman added that several people had been wounded in the rampage.