Timeline of the mass shooting in Thailand

Timeline of the mass shooting in Thailand
Timeline of the shooting at a childcare center in Nong Bua Lam Phu yesterday, which left 38 dead
(including the gunman, his wife, and child) and 10 injured.

12.50 PM
A gunman opens fire on the center in Na Klang district of the Northeastern province of Nong Bua Lam
Phu. He escapes in a pick-up truck, running into other people’s vehicles and killing people along the way.

2 PM
Nong Bua Lam Phu police posted an alert for the gunman, identified as Pol Sgt Panya Khamrab, on their
Facebook account. Asking locals to look for the culprit.

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2.30 PM
National police chief Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittiprapas and senior officers fly to the province.

3 PM
The deputy provincial governor confirms the gunman was a former policeman based in Na Wang district,
some 5 kilometers from the scene. The assailant is later cornered in his house by police, who try to
negotiate with him before he burnt his pick-up truck, killed himself, his wife, and their child.

4.42 PM
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha expresses his deepest condolences to the bereaved families upon
learning of the incident during a trip to Phetchabun to check on flood victims.

7 PM
38 people (including the gunman, his wife and child) are confirmed killed, 24 of them children and 10
injured.

Here is a summary of the incident:

  • Total death toll including shooter is 38 – police
  • Attacker kills 24 children, 13 adults in rampage
  • Thai daycare center was for children aged 2-5
  • Most child victims were stabbed – police
  • Attacker killed his wife, child, and shot himself
  • Their Majesties the King and Queen of Thailand will take all the injured under royal patronage
    and sponsor a royal cremation for all the killed victims.
  • The Thai government ordered all Thai flags to be lowered to half-mast on Friday

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