Security guard drops gun, accidently shoots himself

2016-11-29 11:27

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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.

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