Gun play sends Kelowna man to hospital

Friends give first aid after young man shoots himself in the leg, Saturday.

  • Jun. 8, 2015 4:00 p.m.

A Kelowna man faces potential charges after accidentally being shot in the leg.

On Saturday, June 6, at 9:22 p.m., Kelowna RCMP responded to a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the 500 block of Clement Avenue.

A 20-year-old man was handling a gun when it apparently discharged into his leg. He was rushed to Kelowna General Hospital for treatment.

Police credit the quick actions of the man’s friends who gave first aid until emergency services arrived.

The man could face criminal charges of careless use of a firearm and unauthorized possession.

 

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