A soldier has gone on a shooting rampage in Thailand killing at least 20 people and injuring 31 others, police have said.
The man opened fire at a shopping centre in the northwestern city of Korat shortly before 3 pm local time.
Police and the army have now stormed the building; however, officials have not said whether the gunman has been found.
The shooter initially went to a house in the city and shot two people dead, before going to a weapons store on an army base and taking a new gun, local police said.
He has been named by government officials as Jakrapanth Thomma, who is stationed at the Surathamphitak military camp.
Earlier in the day, he posted on his Facebook page that: "Death is inevitable for everyone".
At one point after the shooting had begun, he wrote: "Should I give up?"
The suspect appeared to be armed with an assault rifle, based on security camera video aired on Thai Rath television. Several Thai media outlets are reporting that he travelled in a military vehicle.
The soldier opened fire at different locations in the city, which is more than 250km from Bangkok, police spokesman Kissana Phathanacharoen said in a message to reporters.
He then drove past a school towards the Terminal 21 shopping centre and continued his shooting spree.
It was shut down and the street outside closed as authorities attempted to arrest him.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has expressed condolences to the families of those killed.
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Reporting by IRN