A gun and knife attack on a nursery in northern Thailand on Thursday (October 6th) in Na Klang left at least 32 people dead, including 23 children, said a police colonel from Nog Bua Lamphu province.
The attack began at 12:30 p.m. local time in a nursery. The assailant is a 34-year-old former police officer. He had been sacked from his post as lieutenant colonel last year because of drug use.
After the attack on the crèche, the shooter fled by car and hit several pedestrians. A search warrant had been issued by the police. He was eventually found dead. Before committing suicide, he killed his wife and their child, said the police colonel.
Several perpetrators of shootings members of the police
A previous police report put the death toll at 30, including 23 children between the ages of two and three. Numbers may increase.
A shooting perpetrated by an army officer occurred in February 2020 at a shopping mall in Nakhon Ratchasima, killing 29 people. The shooter, a 31-year-old chief warrant officer, was shot dead by law enforcement after his murderous spree lasting almost 17 hours. He had acted out after an argument with a superior.
A royal army sergeant major was also behind a shooting at a military site in Bangkok in September, killing two officers.