Former Police Officer In Thailand Opens Fire inside Preschool Killing 35
On October 6th, Panya Kamrab, a disgruntled former police officer, opened fire inside of a preschool full of toddlers killing at least 35 people. Nearly two dozen children are among the dead. After assaulting the preschool Kamrab shot his family before taking his own life.
Panya Kamrab, 34, began the attack around 12:30 p.m. in Nong Bua Lamphu province, more than 300 miles northeast of Bangkok.
Police Panya Kamrab committed the deadliest rampage in the country’s history. At least a dozen more people were wounded in the attack but survived.
The Carnage Panya Kamrab left in his wake!
The dead at the school included mostly preschoolers, among them 19 boys and three girls. At least two adults were also killed before Panya Kamrab fled the scene and ran towards his home, opening fire on and shooting more innocent bystanders along the way.
After arriving home, Kamrab murdered his wife and child and then shot himself, according to deputy national police chief Lt. Gen. Torsak Sukwimol.
What led Panya Kamrab to Commit such a heinous act?
Panya Kamrab was fired from his job as a police officer in June and was due to appear in court later this week on charges of methamphetamine possession. The Central Investigation Bureau initially issued a wanted alert for Kamrab, who fled the scene in a white Toyota pickup truck.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha ordered government responders to the scene to provide immediate assistance to the wounded.
“According to the shocking incident reported in Hong Bua Lamphu this afternoon, I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families of the lost and injured,”Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha
Panya Kamrab shot his way into a locked school!
Witnesses later said they locked the doors to the school when they first observed the suspect approaching with several weapons, but that he shot his way in.
One teacher was killed with “a child in her arms,” another witness told local news stations in the aftermath of the attack.Thailand’s worst shooting rampage before Thursday’s attack happened in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima in 2020, when a soldier killed 29 people.
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