Security guard drops gun, accidently shoots himself

2016-11-29 11:27

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
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
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.