Thai solider kills 20 in 'shooting rampage'

Thai solider kills 20 in 'shooting rampage'

Per the BBC, a solider has killed 20 people and injured many more in a "gun rampage" in Nakhon Ratchasima, a city in Thailand.

Jakraphanth Thomma is believed to have killed his commanding officer and stolen weapons from a military camp, a defence spokesperson told the BBC.

He then reportedly drove into the center of the city to a shopping complex. He is believed to have opened fire a number of times before arriving at the shopping centre.

Footage captured by local media outlets appears to show the suspect exiting his vehicle and opening fire as people flee around him.

"The gunman used a machine gun and shot innocent victims resulting in many injured and dead," Krissana Pattanacharoen, a government spokesman, told Agence France-Presse.

And a defence ministry spokesman revealed that 20 people had been killed.

Per the BBC, at the time of writing, the gunman is still believed to be at large. The police have reportedly sealed of the shopping center as they try to locate the suspect.