A Thai man has shot himself at a house in Thalang today.
When Police and rescue workers arrived at the Suppamas housing estate in Paklok about noon, they discovered the body of 66 year old Somnueak Chanapan, a former staff member of the Khao Phra Thaew Non Hunting Area, on a chair in front of the house. Bullet wounds were found on both his right and left temple.
A .38 handgun was found next to his body. A cartridge was found under the chair. His body was taken to Thalang Hospital.
Mr Somnueak’s wife told police that Mr Somnueak was a former staff member of Khao Phra Thaew Non Hunting Area in Thalang. She said that he had some personal health issues but he had been given good care from his family.
His wife and his son were inside the house at the time of the incident. They thought that Mr Somnueak was cleaning the gun. After she heard the shot she ran into the room and found that he was dead.
At this state police believe that Mr Somnueak was stressed over his personal health problems but are continuing their investigations.
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