PHUKET – The British Foreign Office was today investigating reports that 22 year old British tourist Liam Colven shot himself using a gun he rented at a firing range in Phuket Thailand.
Liam Colven shot himself in the head with a pistol in Phuket, according to Staff at the Thalang Shooting Range.
Staff at the Thalang Shooting Range, Phuket, said Liam arrived in the afternoon and hired the weapon before turning the gun on himself.
Footage purporting to be taken from CCTV of the incident appears to show a man firing several times at a target before suddenly shooting himself.
The video apparently shows an instructor desperately try to step in and stop him firing before the man appears to take his own life. The instructor is then seen turning away and holding his head in his hands in horror.
Thai news outlet Phuketwan quoted a staff member from the firing range as saying: “He came by a taxi. He bought a ticket for shooting a 11mm handgun and then shot himself in the head.”
A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are urgently working with authorities in Thailand to establish whether a British national has died in Phuket.”