Thai mall shooting: Soldier killed 26

Thai mall shooting: Soldier killed 26

Agency News

The deathtoll in the Thailand mall shooting by a soldier has risen to 26.

A soldier named Jakraphanth made a gun rampage in the Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima killed 26 and he was later shot dead by the security forces, according to Thai police. The motive for the attack appeared to be Jakraphanth's grudge over his belief that he had been cheated in a property deal.

Earlier, Jakraphanth Thomma stole the weapon for his attack, killing his commanding officer at a military camp. The suspect continued his attack on the streets and in a shopping centre in Nakhon Ratchasima, also known as Korat.

It was later came to know that the shooter, streamed his video live on social media before she was shot dead after being cornered all night in the building.

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha gave the higher death toll on Sunday, an increase from an earlier figure of 20. Fifty-seven people are wounded.

"It is unprecedented in Thailand, and I want this to be the last time this crisis happens," he said, after visiting the wounded at a hospital in Nakhon Ratchasima.