Thailand: Former policeman kills 34 people including 22 children

In a mass shooting at a children’s daycare centre in Thailand on Thursday, a former policeman killed 34 people. According to the media, the shooter afterwards shot and killed himself.

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In a mass shooting at a children’s daycare centre in Thailand on Thursday, a former policeman killed 34 people. According to the media, the shooter afterwards shot and killed himself.

Police stated in a statement that there were 22 children among the victims in addition to adults.

Police had said that a manhunt for the gunman was underway, and a government spokeswoman claimed that the prime minister had notified all agencies to find the offender.

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Despite the high percentage of gun ownership relative to certain other nations in the region and the prevalence of illegal firearms, mass shootings are uncommon in Thailand.

In a four-location shooting spree in 2020, a soldier enraged over a property deal gone bad killed at least 29 individuals and injured 57 more.