March 9, 2016

Andres Podra

A foreigner allegedly shot himself in the head at a Phuket firing range, Phuket Gazette reported this afternoon.

Police were called to the Patong Hill Shooting Range at 13:54. At the scene they discovered the body of a 39-year-old Estonian man who staff at the range named only as “Andres” with the .45 STI Eagle handgun he had rented still in his right hand.

A staffer at the shooting range said that the man looked stressed. “He smoked several cigarettes before he went into the shooting range and fired seven consecutive rounds into the target then shot the eighth round into his head,” the staffer told The Phuket News.

The man had left two handwritten notes: one for police to contact his Thai wife at a hotel on Sainamyen Rd in Patong and the other to his sister written in Estonian.

Thung Tong Police have yet to comment on the incident.

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Source The Phuket News
Date of Death: March 9, 2016
Last Edited: 1 year ago
Age: 39 years
Gender: Male
Nationality: Estonian
Cause of Death: Suicide
Province: Phuket
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