At least 36 dead after mass shooting in Thailand – VG

24 of the people killed are children, according to local media. The perpetrator is said to have killed his own family before committing suicide.


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Police came out early and searched for a 34-year-old man for the mass shooting, which took place in an asylum in Nong Bua Lamphu province in northeastern Thailand on Thursday afternoon local time.

Right after 10 the Norwegian time wrote Investigation Unit of Thailand on Facebook that the offender is dead. According to Reuters, the man must have taken the life of his wife and child before taking his own life.

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According to the Thai newspaper Khaosod, 36 people were killed, 24 of them children. According to Reuters, which cites the police, there have been casualties for just two years. A reporter on the spot writes on Twitter that 12 people are injured.

The death toll was reviewed several times during the morning hours.

The man worked in the police until last year, the news agency writes.

Police mapped the perpetrator’s movements before and after the shooting.

According to them, he was in court shortly before, in connection with a drug charge. It is said that he went to kindergarten to look for his son. The police believe that he was angry when the child was not there and that he started shooting after that.

The offender allegedly shot passersby and crashed into several people before returning home and killing his wife and children.

Shot in kindergarten

Police say the perpetrator was a former police officer. They drove around with a wanted man and information about his car, a white Toyota Vigo pickup.

Among the victims are both children and adults.

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