Gun club open day leaves two injured

Organisers of a public relations event at a German gun club were left red-faced on Sunday, after a woman accidentally shot a man in the foot. Both had to be treated for injuries.

Gun club open day leaves two injured
Photo: DPA

The embarrassing – and painful – accident happened at the open day at a shooting club in the small town of Sallgast in the state of Brandenburg, eastern Germany, the Express newspaper reported.

The club took the ill-fated decision to allow visitors without firearms licenses to try out guns under professional supervision.

One female visitor was handling a gun when it went off in her hand and grazed the toe of a man standing nearby, the Frankfurt (Oder) police said in a statement.

The woman – who did not have a license – also suffered slight burns.

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