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Uk Thang biography: 10 things about Collierville, Tennessee man

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Uk Thang was a Burmese-American man from Tennessee, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

Uk Thang
Uk Thang
  1. His parents are Christian refugees from Myanmar who had settled in Nashville, Tennessee. (a)
  2. He lived in an apartment complex in Collierville, Tennessee. He stayed to himself and never talked to anybody, according to Juanita Ford, who lived one floor above him in the apartment complex. (b)(c)
  3. He was always involved in church, according to Bawi Thang, a former friend who is not related to him. (c)
  4. His cousin Pang Cing lives in Utah, USA. He had lived in Utah, as well. (c)
  5. He was a third party vendor for the Kroger grocery supermarket in Collierville and worked there in the sushi department on a daily basis. The supermarket is a five-minute drive from his Collierville apartment. (a)(b)(c)
  6. In the summer of 2020, he moved into Collierville. (d)
  7. He was quiet, only talking to the other sushi workers and sometimes arguing with other co-workers, according to Kroger employee Lawanda Clark. On the evening of September 22, 2021, Clark overheard managers talking about firing him. (b)
  8. On the morning of September 23, 2021, he was asked to leave his job at the Kroger grocery store in Collierville. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., he returned to the store, opened fire, wounding 10 employees and four customers and killing one customer named Olivia King, and fatally shot himself. (a)(b)
  9. He had a few misdemeanors but no violent criminal history before September 23, 2021. (b)
  10. He died at the age of 29. (b)
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