A South African man committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at a Pattaya shooting range.
Jonathan Osborn Koch, 43, died at Pattaya Memorial Hospital minutes after shooting about 10 rounds of target practice then putting the 11mm pistol to his head and pulling the trigger.
The suicide caught the shooting range attendant by surprise and he was unable to prevent it.
Osborn is the second person this year to commit suicide at the small range at Central Road and Soi 8. Briton Andrew Michael Davis, 42, used a .357 Magnum to take his own life at the stall next to a beer bar in January.