Security guard drops gun, accidently shoots himself

2016-11-29 11:27

(iStock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban – A guard on patrol near a railway station dropped his firearm and accidentally shot himself in the thigh, a private security company said on Tuesday.

Reaction Unit South Africa head Prem Balram said the 30-year-old man was wounded near the Canelands railway station, north of Durban, while he was on patrol on Monday.

"It was established that while on patrol, the security officer dropped his firearm, resulting in an accidental discharge. Paramedics stabilised him on [the] scene before transporting him to hospital," Balram said.

Read more on:    durban  |  accidents  |  shootings

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.