Mass shooting at day care center leaves 32 dead including children


Thirty two people including many children at a child care center in Nong Bua Lamphu province were shot to death on Thursday.

The shooting occurred at a child care center in Na Klang District at a time when many children were sleeping. The suspect was last seen driving a white Toyota pick-up truck with Bangkok license plate 6 กธ [Kor Tor] 6499.

However, local media reports suggested the gunman had killed himself, as well as his wife and child, shortly after fleeing the scene.

The perpetrator was identified as a former police officer who was released from government service for failing a drugs test and was due to go on trial in court tomorrow.

UPDATE: Thai local media reported that 4 more people died, bringing the number of total casualties to 36. 

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