Belgian Man Shoots and Kills Himself at Public Shooting Range in Phuket  

Rawai –

A Belgian man has shot himself to death at a shooting range in Rawai.

The Chalong Police were notified of the incident on Tuesday (June 13th) afternoon at a shooting range in Saiyuan. Police, emergency responders and the Phuket Express arrived at the shooting range to find the body of a foreign man who was identified by police as Mr. Christ, 52, Belgian national. His full name was withheld pending embassy and family contact. A single bullet wound was found on his head and near his body was a handgun.

Staffers at the shooting range told police that the foreigner said he wanted to practice shooting and paid the normal range fee. He was at the shooting block and he fired one shot at the target before he turned the gun onto himself too suddenly for anyone to stop him. Police found that the foreigner stayed in Phuket and was an ex-pat as he had a motorbike driving license and other local documentation.

The name of the range was withheld pending a further police investigation.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.