Security Guard Shot Multiple Times at Terminal 21 Korat; Former Chef Suspected in Incident

Nakhon Ratchasima—

At 7:15 PM, on March 2nd, 2024, Muang Nakhon Ratchasima police officers received a shooting report in front of Center Point Hotel at Terminal 21 Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima, resulting in one injury.

During the incident time, there were many visitors shopping. After the gunshots were fired chaos erupted as many thought it was a similar incident that happened, dated back on February 8th, 2020, as a soldier went on a rampage and mass shot people at Terminal 21 Korat. As a result, there were 30 casualties and 58 injuries.

Upon Nakhon Ratchasima police and the emergency team’s arrival, Mr. Natdanai Leklak, a 30-year-old security guard at Center Point Hotel, was found shot six times by a Thai with an improvised shotgun. The emergency services performed first aid before transferring the victim to a local hospital for immediate medical treatment.

According to the police report, Natdanai, who despite his wounds was conscious and alert, told the police that before the incident the culprit, publicly identified only as Mr. Supapornphong, a chef at Center Point Hotel, was fired as he had allegedly snuck alcoholic beverages into work 3 times.

Natdanai was the one who reported the drinking to his supervisor, causing Supapornphong to lose his job. As a result, the situation escalated; Natdanai and Supapornphong had a heated argument before Supapornphong allegedly went back to his room and brought a firearm to commit the crimes.

According to the police, Supapornphong surrendered to the police officers shortly after the incident and would likely face strict legal action for his crimes.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.