Capt Salawan Eadthrong an investigator from Kathu Police Station was informed at at 11:50am yesterday that a member of staff from the Kathu Shooting Range had been shot in the leg by a tourist at the range and that he had been taken for treatment at Vachira Hospital.
Staff from the shooting range told police that a tourist, Mr Emad Bin Hamed from Libya, had come to the range with his girlfriend and ordered 10 rounds to shoot.
Mr Hamed told staff that he would shoot five rounds and that his girlfriend would shoot the remaining five rounds.
When Mr Hamed had finished shooting his rounds he went to pass the gun to his girlfriend, however, Mr Chaiyasit Shusawad, who was looking after to couple, went to take the gun from Mr Hamed’s hand, and with Mr Hamed’s finger still on the trigger a bullet was shot which hit Mr Chaiyasit in the right leg.
Capt Salawan said that a record has been taken about the incident and further investigations will take place to see whether any charges will be made against Mr Hamed.