British man commits suicide at central Pattaya shooting range

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A British man died after turning a pistol on himself at a central Pattaya shooting range.

Andrew Michael Davis, 42, was captured by closed-circuit television cameras aiming a rented .357 Magnum handgun at a target at the small one-booth range next to a Central Road beer bar, then putting the gun to his chin before pulling the trigger. A shooting range attendant was too late to stop him.

Employee Kritsana Sae-Ngao, 25, said the Brit had already fired 15 rounds with the gun and he had moved behind the shooter when the suicide occurred.

British media reported Davis moved to Thailand from Stockport after a divorce four years ago and had been living in a single rented room. Just hours before his suicide, he reportedly had had drinks with friends visiting from his hometown. Davis is survived by two children.