38 People Were Killed in a Day-Care Shooting in Thailand

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Dozens of people, including more than 20 children, were killed on Thursday after a man opened fire at a daycare center in Nong Bua Lamphu, a province in northeastern Thailand.

Thailand’s Central Bureau of Investigation has identified the shooter as Panya Kamrab, a 34-year-old former police officer who was sacked and charged with drug trafficking last year. Hours after appearing in court on drug charges, he allegedly entered the Uthaisawan Child Development Center, a free daycare run by the local government, and shot several officials before forcing He entered a locked room where the children – the youngest of them all. 2 years old – sleeping and stabbing most of the children. According to police, he was looking for his own child, who was attending the day care center but was at home at the time of the attack.

Kamrab then fled the scene and continued to shoot from his car before driving home and killing his wife and stepchild and then taking his own life. Authorities say 11 people were killed after he left the building.

The total number of casualties remains unclear, but Thailand’s national police chief said Thursday morning that at least 38 people died. According to a local Thai news website, that number includes 24 children.

According to police, the gun Kamrab used in the attack was obtained legally. Thailand has a relatively high rate of gun ownership despite strict gun control laws, but like most countries outside the US, mass shootings are rare.

This is a developing story and we will update as we learn more.

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Russell Falcon

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