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British man turns gun on himself at Phuket shooting range

The foreign office is currently investigating reports that a British man turned a gun on himself at a Phuket shooting range in an apparent suicide.

Thalang phuketLocal reports suggest that the man had hailed a taxi on the island along with a male friend and instructed the driver to take him to a place he could shoot. During that journey he was heard having a heated argument with somebody on the telephone.

The man was dropped off at the Thalang Shooting range. He then hired an 11mm handgun and fired a magazine of six bullets at a target. He then asked staff for three more bullets which he used to shoot himself in the head in front of stocked staff.

Although there has been no confirmation from the Foreign Office who have only said they are urgently working with Thai authorities to confirm the death local reports suggest he was a 21 year old male from the Isle of Skye who was staying at the Bang Tao Hotel. (name withheld until identity has been confirmed and family notification is confirmed).

The incident was recorded on the shooting range CCTV system, it shows a member of staff trying to stop the man turning the gun on himself.

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