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38 Year Old American Andres Podra Kills Himself at Phuket Shooting Range

Andres Podra was found dead with a 45 STI Eagle handgun he had rented still in his right hand.

Andres Podra was found dead with a 45 STI Eagle handgun he had rented still in his right hand.

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PHUKET – American Andres Podra, 38 has been declaired dead after shooting himself in the head at a shooting range on the hill to Patong beach of this island province on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Bangkok Post, Pol Lt Sawanya Iedsong, a duty officer at Thung Thong police station in Kathu district reported that the Estonian-American , Andres Podra, 38, was found dead in a pool of blood at Patong Hill Shooting Range in tambon Kathu.

The tourist, identified as Andres Podra, 38, was found dead in a pool of blood at Patong Hill Shooting Range

The tourist, identified as Andres Podra, 38, was found dead in a pool of blood at Patong Hill Shooting Range

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Police, forensic officers and doctors were called to the shooting range where Mr. Podra fired seven shots at a target using an STI pistol provided by the shooting range before firing into his right temple.

Staff at the shooting range told the Phuket News that the man went to the venue alone by hired motorcycle and he apparently looked stressed and smoked several cigarettes before going inside the shooting range.

Police found two letters on his person – one for his Thai wife identified later as Ratchanee and the other for his elder sister.

In the letter written to his Thai wife, he asked her to tell his relatives to send his body back to his country for funeral rites.

In the other letter, he told his sister and relatives to ask Ms Ratchanee about the motive for his suicide, police said the will question his Thai wife but the case will remain a suicide.

By Achadtaya Chuenniran

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