BREAKING: Shooting in Thai army building in Bangkok, 2 dead, 1 injured

At 8.45am, a Sergeant Major opened fire in the Royal Thai Army College on Thoddamri Road in Bangkok’s Dusit district, killing two soldiers and seriously injuring one more. The gunman has been arrested.

The army chief shot one of his colleagues in the head who has since died at Vajira Hospital.

The deceased have been identified as Sergeant Major Nopporat Inthasunthorn and Sergeant Major Prakan Sinsong. Another soldier, Sergeant Major Yongyuth Panyanuwat, is seriously injured.

Soldiers say that the perpetrator – 58 year old Sergeant Major Yongyuth Mangkonkin – claimed that he would shoot all ten people inside the Royal Thai Army Education Building. The police sent in a special operations unit to negotiate with the gunman, who since surrendered and has been arrested.

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SOURCE: สรยุทธ สุทัศนะจินดา กรรมกรข่าว

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Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.

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