Phuket teen gun-maker shoots self in leg

PHUKET: An 18-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg while assembling a homemade gun at his house in Mai Khao on Saturday evening.

Anuphong Phuangjan was taken to Thalang Hospital for treatment after police were notified of the incident by his neighbors.

“He was assembling a handgun made from parts of a BB gun when he accidentally shot himself in the leg,” Lt Thanom Thongpan of Tah Chat Chai Police told the Phuket Gazette.

Police searched Mr Anuphong’s room and found 30 bullets and three unused bullets, as well as materials needed to build the gun.

Mr Anuphong was charged with possession of a firearm without permission, confirmed Lt Thanom. The guns and ammunition have been seized.

— Thawit Bilabdullar

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