On the afternoon of 6 October 2022, a gunman opened fire on a childcare center in the town of Uthai Sawan, located in the northeastern province of Nong Bua Lamphu. According to a local police official, 37 individuals were killed in the attack and 12 others were wounded. The assailant, a former police officer, later killed his own family and committed suicide. The motive for the attack is unknown; the attacker was dismissed from the police force earlier in 2022 for drug-related offenses