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MEL­BOURNE — Two Aus­tralian men needed surgery af­ter shoot­ing each other in the but­tocks dur­ing a drink­ing ses­sion to see if it would hurt, po­lice said on Wed­nes­day.

The men, both aged 34, used an air ri­fle to fire at each other on Sun­day. By Tues­day, both were in hos­pi­tal to have pel­lets re­moved from their but­tocks and legs. Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice spokesper­son, the men were shar­ing a few beers on Sun­day evening when they de­cided to test whether or not a shot from an air ri­fle would pen­e­trate their skin and if it would hurt.

Two days later, both men have been ad­mit­ted to hos­pi­tal and re­quire surgery to re­move slug pel­lets from their but­tocks and legs.

One man’s firearm li­cence has sub­se­quently been con­fis­cated. — Sapa-AFP.

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