Back
Register for SMS Alerts
or enter your details manually below...
First Name:
Last Name:
Email:
Password:
Hometown:
Birthday:
Sorry, we couldn't find that email.
Existing users
Email
Password
Sorry, we couldn't find those details.
Enter Email
Sorry, we couldn't find that email.

Man, 60, dies in firearm accident at Handaq shooting range

A 60-year-old man died after being hit by a bullet from his own firearm which developed technical problems at a shooting range in Handaq

paul_cocks
Paul Cocks
9 September 2017, 1:11pm
Handaq shooting range (Photo: Google Street View)
Handaq shooting range (Photo: Google Street View)
A 60-year-old man from Valletta died this morning in hospital after an accident on a shooting range, in which the firearm he was using developed a technical problem.

Police said that at 11am they were called to a shooting range in Handaq, on the outskirts of Qormi, where they found the man had been hit by a bullet from his own firearm because of ‘technical problems’.

An ambulance was called on site to transport the man to Mater Dei Hospital, where the man was later certified to have died.

Contacted by the MaltaToday, a range representative confirmed that the firearm was a handgun, but was unable to give further details about the incident. "I'm still in shock," he said.

The duty magistrate has launched an inquiry into the man’s death and appointed a number of experts to assist.

Police investigations are continuing.

 

 

paul_cocks
Paul Cocks joined MaltaToday after having spent years working in newspapers with The Times...