Man dies after accidentally shooting himself in the leg in Mae Rim

An employee of an Army facility at Mae Rim has died after accidentally shooting himself in the leg.

Mr. Supot Soddee, 58 was found against a wall at the Cowboy Army Riding Club having bled out from his wounds with the gunshot severing an artery. The gun itself was found nearby.

It’s not clear from Thai language reports how he managed to shot himself with some suggestion that he may have been “playing” with the gun when the accident occurred. His position at the Club was to tend to horses and he was not tasked with any job relating to firearms.

As is standard in Chiang Mai, Mr. Soddee’s body has been taken to hospital for an autopsy prior to being released to family members for funeral rites.