A man shot himself, killing him instantly, while on a Facebook live video stream inside a bedroom in Kamala early on Thursday.
Kamala police were notified of the incident at a house in Soi Bang Wan.
Police and rescue workers arrived at the scene to find 29-year-old “Jarin” on the floor. A 2.5cm bullet wound was found in his chest and the floor was covered in blood.
A handmade pistol and an automatic handgun were found nearby. An empty casing was also found. One empty and one full beer bottle were found near his body, which was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital.
His parents reportedly told police that Jarin had been angry before the incident and that his friend had been with him. At 1am, the parents saw his friend leaving the house. After that, they heard the sound of a gunshot. They rushed to the room and discovered Jarin dead on the floor.
Police said they found boiling liquid kratom in the room. On his Facebook page, they found a one-hour video clip in which Jarin appeared drunk and was grumbling about his friend. He then picked up the handmade gun and shot himself.
Police said they are continuing the investigation.