At least 35 people have died. 24 of them were children between two and three years oldIn this Thursday’s shooting at a nursery in northeastern Thailand, they reported F Emergency services.
Police Major General Achaeon Kraithong He said the shooting happened early in the morning downtown Nongpua Lambu. He said the attacker killed 30 people before taking his own life.
The police have mentioned the suspect on their Facebook account. He has been identified as a 34-year-old former police officer.
After the attack, the author of the crime fled to his home He killed his wife and three children. Before committing suicide, according to newspaper reportsTairat‘. The man was fired from the police force on charges of involvement in drug trafficking.
Man when he escapes He ran over several pedestrians with his vehicle.
For its part, the Ministry of Social Development has ordered the police to be mobilized to help the victims’ families.
Prime Minister of Thailand Pratui San OchaThe Inspector General of Police had earlier been ordered to go to the spot to coordinate the search and capture of the suspect.
A spokesman for the regional public affairs office died 23 children, two teachers and a police officer.
The latest police report from the incident, which took place around noon local time, said 15 people were injured, eight of them in critical condition.
“We confirm that the accused died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound”The report indicated that he had also killed his wife and son before taking his own life, according to the rescue services.
Alleged assault Shot by an automatic rifle For those in a nursery school located in Nongbua Lamphu province, it usually welcomes children between the ages of 2 and 5 before escaping in a van.
Pictures released by the police show dozens of bodies scattered in various rooms.
Most of the injured were taken to Nong Bua Lambu Hospital, which “urgently” asked citizens to donate all kinds of blood, according to local media.
Relatives of the victims went to the premises It was cordoned off by the police, and many of them became frustrated, as seen in pictures and videos circulating on social networks.
Prime Minister of the country Condolences to the Prayuth San-Ocha family.
Mass shootings are rare in Thailand, but in 2020 a soldier killed at least 29 people and wounded 58 others, which spread across multiple locations, including an army camp and a large shopping mall in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima.
Last month, a police officer shot and killed two colleagues and wounded another at the Army Training Command War College in Bangkok.
(With information from EFE and AFP)
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