Thai gunman who killed 21 in rampage shot dead in mall

UPDATE (AP) — Thai officials say a soldier who went on a shooting rampage and killed at least 21 people and injured 42 others has been shot dead inside a mall in northeastern Thailand.

Officials say the soldier angry over a financial dispute first killed two people and then went on a far bloodier rampage Saturday, shooting as he drove to a busy mall where shoppers fled in terror.

Video taken outside the mall showed people diving for cover as shots rang out mid-afternoon Saturday. Many were killed outside the mall, some in cars, others while walking.

About 16 hours later, officials held a news conference outside the mall early Sunday to announce the gunman was fatally shot. The officials did not release any details.


NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand (AP) — A gunman described as a soldier angry over a financial dispute killed two people and then went on a far bloodier rampage Saturday in northeastern Thailand, shooting as he drove to a busy mall where shoppers fled in terror.

At least 21 people were killed in all, 31 were injured and others were believed to be still inside the building as more gunshots rang out early Sunday morning.

Police commandos are searching the mall for the shooter, and police say they have now secured the building from the ground floor up.

It was the country’s second mass shooting in about a month.

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