KENINGAU: A fifteen year old almost got killed when he accidentally shot himself with a home-made gun near a rubber plantation in a village in Tambunan , yesterday.
Police District Chief, Deputy Superintendent Douglas Taong, said before the incident the victim went to the rubber plantation with his other three friends, carrying ‘ginsok’ (home-made gun) with the intention to test the weapon.
During the incident, the victim went ahead of his friends when they heard an explosion and found the victim lying on the ground covered in blood.
“When they saw the situation, they immediately contacted one of the villager for help.”
The victim suffered gun shot injuries on the face and head was immediately sent to Tambunan Hospital at 7.40pm, and moved to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment.
“Further investigation revealed that the gun is owned by one of the victim’s family. The victim’s family did not know that he took the gun to the rubber plantation,” he said when contacted, today.
Douglas said, a team from Tambunan Police Station led by Sub Insp. Murad Mohd. Yatim seized a home-made gun with two bottles of tin pellets and one bottle of sulfur inside a bag recovered at the scene.
The case is investigated under Section 37 of Weapon Act 1960, which carries a two years maximum imprisonment or a fine up to RM5,000, or both upon conviction. – SayangSabah