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TOURISTS lounging on a Thai beach located in beautiful Koh Samui fled in panic after a fatal shootout between two rival jet ski operators.
The jet ski operators had been ferrying holidaymakers out to sea on the packed Koh Samui island when an argument broke out over who spoke to a customer first and which section of the beach belonged to each other.
Grainy CCTV footage showed the moment they opened fire at each other, sending tourists at nearby restaurants running for cover.
Officers later recovered two weapons, a black 9mm handgun and a smaller silver pistol as well as ammunition on the Chaweng Beach.
He added: ”Both sides were involved in the business of renting jet skis on the beach and they took up a duel with each other.”
“They were both carrying guns and we understand that they had many arguments with each other before.”