Two German tourists were shot and wounded overnight near Patong Beach in Phuket province and the gunman, reported to be an Australian, has been detained by police
Phuket police on Tuesday night received a report of a shooting in front of Phuket Beach hotel in tambon Patong in Krathu district.
The incident took place near a night entertainment quarter packed with tourists. Police sent to the scene learned on arrival that the two victims had already been taken to hospital. They were later identified as Johann Baschenegger and Joseph Werner.
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