October 6, 2022.

A former police officer opened fire at a daycare center in northeastern Thailand, killing at least 34 people, including 22 children.


A disgraced former police officer opened fire at a daycare center.

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At least 12 other people were injured in the shooting and eight of them are in serious condition.

Around 30 children were present at the daycare center at the time of the shooting.

The man who shot and killed a man is a former police officer who was recently dismissed from the force.

Police were urged to remain vigilant after Panya fled the scene using a white truck.

According to local media reports, the man returned home and killed his wife and child before taking his own life.

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There is a time limit of 15. GunPolicy.org states that Thailand has the highest number of people per 100,000 that own a gun. There are 4 million illegal weapons in the country.

Thailand has a more relaxed gun ownership laws than its neighbors in South East Asia. The most recent mass shooting incident in the country took place in 2020 when a soldier opened fire on a group of people. Over the course of two days, 29 people were killed and a soldier was killed. The country's gun laws were called into question after the incident.

There was a mass murder at a child care center.

More than 30 people were killed in a daycare center.