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British soldier commits suicide at a shooting range near Pattaya


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A 35-year-old British soldier was initially seriously injured after apparently shooting himself in the head at a shooting range in Huay Yai sub-district yesterday (July 13). Huay Yai police were informed of the incident at the shooting range there.

First responders and police arrived on the scene to find the 35-year-old man believed to be a British soldier. (We are is withholding his name pending notification to the embassy and his family. The soldier’s commander has reportedly already been made aware of the incident). He was bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound in his temple. Nearby, Huayyai police found the gun used in the incident. The victim was rushed to a local hospital where he later died.

A shooting teacher at the shooting range, Santat Senkhor, told a local reporter that the two had rented pistols and then fired many times at one target. The target was pulled back and he looked at it with a strange expression and then suddenly shot himself in the head. It was so fast that it was impossible for me to intervene.”

The Englishman had reportedly fired firearms at the shooting range at least six times before, according to shooting range staff, who said the man had never acted depressed or prompted increased efficacy.

The police are continuing the investigation.

If you or someone you know is depressed and contemplating suicide, get help. We recommend the following:

A special organization has been set up in Thailand, which is available 24 hours a day for people who are in spiritual need

If you or someone you know is in need of mental health care, please contact the Thai Samaritans on the 24-hour hotline 02-713-6791 (English), 02713-6793 (Thai) or Thai Mental Health Hotline on 1323 ( Thai).

It is also possible to contact this voluntary organization via the Internet: http://www.samaritansthai.com/news/samaritans-of-thailand-

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