Suspected Thai solider kills at least 17, remains at-large inside mall originally appeared on abcnews.go.com
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.
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 are advised to take caution as police say the suspect is still shooting his gun.
Around 10:30 a.m. ET, Thai police told those who are stuck in the mall to hide in a safe place and to mute their phones.
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The solider, according to The Associated Press, said police told the outlet that the suspect allegedly shot and killed a soldier and a woman over a land dispute. The total number of gunshot victims is unclear at this time.
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.
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