Thai gunman who killed 21 in rampage shot dead in mall

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Posted at 10:44 PM, Feb 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-08 22:44:42-05

NAKON RATCHASIMA, Thailand - Thai officials say a soldier who went on a shooting rampage and killed at least 21 people and injured 42 others has been shot dead inside a mall in northeastern Thailand.

Officials say the soldier angry over a financial dispute first killed two people and then went on a far bloodier rampage Saturday, shooting as he drove to a busy mall where shoppers fled in terror.

Video taken outside the mall showed people diving for cover as shots rang out mid-afternoon Saturday.

Many were killed outside the mall, some in cars, others while walking. About 16 hours later, officials held a news conference outside the mall early Sunday to announce the gunman was fatally shot.

The officials did not release any details.