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18-year-old accidentally shoots himself in the leg in Phuket

An 18-year-old man was taken to hospital on Saturday (April 18) after he accidently shot himself in the leg while assembling a homemade handgun at his home.

At 6pm, Tha Chatchai police were called to the scene to investigate the shooting where the victim, Anupong Pwongjan, 18, accidently fired a gun in his leg at his home in Moo 4 Baan, Mai Khao.

18 year old shoots himself in the leg in PhuketPolice arrived with Kusoldharm rescue workers and found the victim lying on the floor calling for help.

The victim was treated with first aid before being taken to Thalang hospital.

On the floor, police discovered two homemade handguns as well as tools for assembling a gun including, 30 bullet casings and three unused bullets. Police seized all the items and took them to Tha Chatchai station.

Anupong told police at the hospital that he was making a Thai pradit gun from a BB gun, and while he tried to put the parts together he accidentally shot himself.

Anupong is facing the charge of illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. Police said that he would be taken to the police station once he’s out of hospital.

Phuket News

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