Who is Jakrapanth Thomma? (Thailand Shooter) Wiki, Biography, Age, Kills at Least 27 People and 21 injured, Suspect Arrested, Investigation report

Jakrapanth Thomma Wiki – Biography

Jakrapanth Thomma Suspected Thai soldier kills at least 17, remains at-large inside mall originally. At least 17 people are dead and 21 injured in Thailand, allegedly at the hands of a Thai soldier, according to police and local media outlets.

Jakrapanth Thomma Age

Jakrapanth is 32 years old.

Shooting took place in the Nakhon Ratchasima province and that the alleged culprit is still in the Terminal 21 mall

Police said the shooting took place in the Nakhon Ratchasima province and that the alleged culprit is still in the Terminal 21 mall. The situation is ongoing, according to a police spokesperson.

People in the area were advised to take caution as police say the suspect was still shooting his gun.

Thai police said they are clearing much of the mall, but have not said if the suspect has been apprehended.

Around 10:30 a.m. ET, Thai police told those who were stuck in the mall to hide in a safe place and to mute their phones.

According to The Associated Press, the suspect allegedly shot and killed a soldier and a woman over a land dispute, police told the outlet. The total number of gunshot victims is unclear at this time.

Preliminary details shared with the U.S. say the suspect then stole a military Humvee and weapons from an Army base where several more guards were injured. The suspect then fled to the local mall and fired at shoppers inside, where he reportedly held people hostage.

The alleged shooter posted messages to Facebook during the attack before his account was taken down, according to police.

“We don’t know why he did this. It appears he went mad,” defense ministry spokesman Kongcheep Tantrawanit said, according to Reuters.

The U.S. State Department is advising citizens in Thailand to avoid the area and to contact loved ones to check if they are safe.

Suspect Arrested

Authorities are trying to establish negotiations with the gunman, who is holed up at the mall. Thai media have reported the gunman took hostages, though The Washington Post has not confirmed that.

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The alleged shooter, identified by authorities as 32-year-old Jakrapanth Thomma, is a sergeant in the Thai military. The attack began around 3:30 p.m., when Thomma fatally shot his commanding officer and then attacked the Terminal 21 mall in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima, also known as Korat, about three and a half hours from Bangkok in northeast Isan province.

According to local reports, Thai defense spokesman Lt. General Kongcheep Tantravanich said more than 20 people have been killed. More than 20 people were also injured in the rampage, said Thai police spokesman Krissana Pattanacharoen.

Investigation Report

The alleged shooter posted messages to Facebook during the attack before his account was taken down, according to police.

“We don’t know why he did this. It appears he went mad,” defense ministry spokesman Kongcheep Tantrawanit said, according to Reuters.

The U.S. State Department is advising citizens in Thailand to avoid the area and to contact loved ones to check if they are safe.

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