Man accidentally shoots son (7)

2014-04-29 09:48

A man accidentally shot his seven-year-old son at a gun exhibition in Midrand yesterday, Gauteng police said.

The boy was critically wounded and taken to Carstenhof Hospital, said Constable Matomi Tlamela.

The accident happened at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, where the gun expo was taking place.

It was alleged that the man went into the toilet with his son, and his gun accidentally went off. The boy sustained a wound to his chest.

Tlamela said the father had not been arrested.

“Police are busy investigating a case of negligent handling of a firearm,” she said.

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