Two Australian men have been arrested in Phuket over the
accidental shooting of two German tourists.
A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesman confirmed
John Edward Cohen, 33, from NSW, and Adam Lewis Shea, 26,
from Tasmania, had been arrested in connection with the
Cohen, a long-time resident of the island, allegedly fired a
pistol and accidentally hit the tourists at Patong Beach on
Tuesday, they said.
The Phuket Wan newspaper said Johann Baschenegger, 41, was
admitted to hospital in a serious condition.
Joseph Woerner, 71, was in a satisfactory condition.
Police said the shooting occurred around 7.45pm near the Baan
Pirin Hotel where the Germans were staying.
The Australians allegedly fled after the shooting but were
tracked down to a local bar.
Both men are reported to have links with a motorcycle club
known as the Rebel MC.
Lawyers were on Wednesday trying to have the men released on
Officials said the Australian men were receiving consular