Nakhon Ratchasima shooting
|Nakhon Ratchasima shooting|
|Date||8–9 February 2020 |
15:30 – 09:13 (ICT;
|Deaths||30 (including the perpetrator)|
|Motive||Business conflict between perpetrator and his commander|
The attack began when the perpetrator shot and killed his
The shooting began at about 15:30 local time on 8 February 2020 at a house, where the gunman arrived to discuss a property dispute with his commander, Colonel Anantharot Krasae. The gunman confronted him, stole his weapon and shot him dead. He then shot and killed the commander's mother-in-law. Afterwards, the gunman went to the Surathamphitak army base where he worked and raided the camp, stealing from a guard post and the camp armories two
After escaping, the gunman started shooting in the street: he stopped outside Wat Pa Sattha Ruam, a
Police officers and soldiers stormed the mall and demanded the gunman's surrender, to which he responded by opening fire, killing two policemen and a soldier and wounding at least three others. He remained inside for several hours, during which his mother was brought by authorities to try to convince him to surrender.
On 9 February, at 09:13 local time, police announced that they had shot and killed the gunman.