Island paradise turns deadly after beach shoot-out between rival firms

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Posted by The King Slayer 2018 years ago in News
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Tourists fled in panic during a deadly shootout on a Thai paradise beach between rival jet ski operators and the horrifying moment was caught on CCTV.

Moments earlier, Soontree Chaipet, 45, and Tinapot Petcharat, 26, had been ferrying holidaymakers out to sea at packed travel hot spot Koh Samui island, Thailand, on Tuesday afternoon.

But they began arguing over one encroaching onto the other's patch and suddenly grabbed handguns and opened fire at each other.

Tourists at a nearby restaurant ran for cover and hide under tables.

Police arrived at around 4.30pm and found both men in a pool of blood on the white sand.

The younger man, Tinapot, later died in hospital.

Horrified onlooker Num Hankit, 30, said: ''I work near the beach and just heard the bullets and came to look. It's scary, anybody could be hit by a bullet.

"People are riding jet skis with guns in their pockets. I cannot believe this happening on a beach.

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