Security guard arrested after accidentally shooting himself

Durban – Police in Tongaat, north of Durban, have arrested a security guard at a minibus taxi rank in the CBD after he apparently accidentally shot himself in the leg, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Sunday.

Police were alerted to a shooting incident at the taxi rank, and when they arrived they found a security guard who guards the taxi rank with a gunshot wound to the leg, Colonel Thembeka Mbele said.

“It is alleged that he accidentally shot himself with a rifle. He was taken to hospital for medical attention under police guard. He will be charged for discharging a firearm in public and negligent handling of a firearm. The rifle with 28 rounds of ammunition was seized for further investigation. The suspect will appear in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court soon,” Mbele said.

Source: ANA