Thailand police probe death of Briton who shot himself dead at Phuket firing range

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's police said on Monday they were investigating the death of a British tourist who shot himself dead at a firing range on the resort island of Phuket.

Officers are examining CCTV footage from the Thalang Shooting Range on Phuket which appears to show the Briton standing alongside a staff member before turning the gun on himself Saturday afternoon. The visibly distraught employee is seen walking away from the scene holding his head in his hands.

"We are investigating the CCTV images. We have not yet concluded whether it was an accident or suicide," said police Colonel Chanuchan Chonsuwat of Thalang district on the popular resort island, confirming the death.

A spokesman for the British Embassy in Bangkok said it was aware of the incident and providing consular assistance to the family. The spokesman could not immediately provide any further details.

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