Army NCO kills 2 colleagues, wounds another

Army NCO kills 2 colleagues, wounds another
Security is tight at the Army War College, Army Training Command. Pornprom Satrabhaya
Security is definitely tight at the Military War College, Army Training Command. Pornprom Satrabhaya

A sergeant-major considered mentally ill shot dead two colleagues and wounded an additional soldier at the Military War College on the Army Training Command in Dusit district yesterday.

Special operations police were called to the college about 7. 45am after preliminary reports said one individual had been shot deceased and another injured.

A spokesman said the shooter was a mentally-ill soldier who was threatening to kill 10 people.

Army deputy spokeswoman Col Sirichan Ngathong later named the particular shooter as Sgt Maj Yongyut Mangkornkim, 59, an administrative clerk at the university and said that more than one person was killed.

Col Sirichan said Sgt Maj Yongyut wandered into the administration office about almost eight. 45am carrying that gun and opened fireplace, killing two co-workers identified as Sgt Maj Nopparat Intarasunthorn plus Sgt Maj Prakan Sinsong.

A third colleague, Sgt Maj Yongyuth Panyanuwat, was wounded.

All were administrative clerks in the office, she said.

Sgt Maj Yongyuth was hurried to Phramongkutklao Hospital for emergency treatment.

Following the shooting, Sgt Maj Yongyut left the school building and was arrested by law enforcement waiting in front of the Military Training Command building.

Sgt Maj Yongyut have been under strain together health problems. He was also on record to get suffered from mental sickness, said Col Sirichan, citing information obtained from the office.

She said law enforcement handling the case would receive full assistance to ensure justice for all concerned.

“The army would like to extend its condolences to the families of individuals killed and injured. It is a big loss to both the military and those families, inch she said.

In Feb 2020, an enthusiast shot dead twenty nine people in a 17-hour rampage and wounded scores more prior to he was chance dead by commandos in Nakhon Ratchasima province.

That shooting had been linked to a financial debt dispute between the gunman, Sgt Maj first Class Jakrapanth Thomma, 32, and a mature officer. The army top brass has been at pains in order to portray the monster as a rogue soldier.