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Soldier commits mass shooting at mall in Thailand

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/08/20, 01:23 pm

At least 21 people died and 42 others were injured after a Thai soldier who police said was angry over a financial dispute went on a shooting rampage. The suspected gunman initially shot and killed another soldier and a woman and wounded a third person on Saturday afternoon. Then he headed to a shopping mall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, also known as Korat, where he continued his attack.

What happened to the shooter? Authorities said the suspect, identified as Sgt. Jakrapanth Thomma, was shot dead inside the mall.

Dig deeper: From the WORLD archives, read Sophia Lee’s report about the spiritual sponginess she witnessed in Thailand.

WORLD has updated this report since its original posting. 

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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