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Norwegian kills friend then shoots himself in the face during darts game

A 59 year old Norwegian male shot dead his 55 year old friend, a fellow Norwegian, before then shooting himself in the face, following an argument over a game of darts at a restaurant and bar in Cha Am on Thursday evening.

Upon arrival at the scene, police found the men lying in a pool of blood outside the Lek Switzerland Restaurant located on Khlong Thian Road.

The 55 year old victim was found with gunshot wounds to the stomach and the back of the head, whilst the 59 year old was found with a gunshot wound to his right cheek.

A 9mm pistol was also found at the scene.

Both men were rushed to Cha Am hospital, which is also located on Khlong Thian Road, where the 55 year old was later pronounced dead.

According to Pol Lt Col Yutthana Rattanaphan investigating the incident, the two Norwegians were part of a group of four foreigners who had eaten at the restaurant earlier on Thursday.

The two men later began playing darts before an argument followed, where it is believed the 59 year old pulled out the 9mm pistol and shot his friend twice before then turning the gun on himself.

Cha Am is a popular weekend getaway for Thai residents of Bangkok and is also home to a small but ever increasing number of foreign nationals, predominantly made up of German and Scandinavian expats.

Cha Am is located in the province of Phetchaburi and is approximately 25km from Hua Hin.

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