Dramatic Video Shows Soldiers Rescuing People From Thailand Shopping Mall
- Published on: Saturday, February 8, 2020
- Soldiers were seen hurriedly escorting people from a Thai shopping mall after a shooting rampage, Sunday, February 9.
READ MORE: A gunman described as a soldier angry over a financial dispute killed two people and then went on a far bloodier rampage Saturday in northeastern Thailand, shooting as he drove to a busy mall where shoppers fled in terror. At least 21 people were killed, 31 were injured and others were believed to be still inside the building as more gunshots rang out early Sunday.
Defense Ministry spokesman Lieutenant General Kongcheep Tantrawanich said Sergeant Jakrapanth Thomma was behind the attack in Nakhon Ratchasima, a hub for Thailand's relatively poorer and rural northeastern region. Much of the shooting took place at Terminal 21 Korat, an airport-themed mall filled with colorful Lego sculptures, a merry-go-round and huge replicas of landmarks from around the world.
Video taken outside the mall showed people diving for cover as shots rang out at midafternoon Saturday. Many were killed outside the mall, some in cars, others while walking.