A Thai soldier has killed many people in a live-streamed mass shooting across several locations in the northeastern city, police said.
A police spokesperson said the gunman used a machine gun and shot innocent victims resulting in many injured and dead, with local media reporting as many as 12 fatalities on Saturday, February 8, 2020.
The spokesperson added that the death toll cannot be confirmed as police has sealed off the area.
The gunman, identified by police as Sergeant Major Jakapanth Thomma, stole an army vehicle and also posted photos and video of himself in full tactical gear as the attack in Korat was carried out.
Video and photos circulating online showed panicked scenes, with people fleeing and what appeared to be the sound of automatic gunfire filling the air.
Police in the province said they have sealed off a Terminal 21 shopping mall but have yet to capture the gunman.
Thailand has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world but mass shootings by soldiers targeting civilians are rare.