21-Year-Old Brit Commits Suicide at Phuket Shooting Range

PHUKET — A 21-year-old British man shot himself to death at a shooting range in Phuket province yesterday, police say.

According to police, the Briton arrived at the shooting range in Thalang district at around 2 pm on 21 March and purchased two sets of bullets for the range. After he finished firing the first magazine, he reloaded, and shot himself in the head with the second magazine, police told reporters, citing testimony from the gun range staff. 

Khaosod English is withholding identity of the deceased until it is confirmed that his relatives or next of kin have been informed. 

According to the staff, the man appeared calm and did not raise any suspicions when he arrived at the range. One staff member told police the incident happened very quickly and took everyone by surprise.

"The training instructor could not stop him," a police officer said.

Police say the man arrived in Phuket two days prior to his suspected suicide. The incident is currently under investigation. 

 

 

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