Drunken shot to groin lands two in trou­ble

Global Times - - Mosaic -

Two men were de­tained in South­west China af­ter a drunken get-to­gether that ended when one shot a friend in the groin us­ing a makeshift gun fir­ing soy­beans.

One sus­pect, sur­named Shi, is in po­lice de­ten­tion for pos­ses­sion of a firearm that was made from a mod­i­fied nail gun.

The trig­ger man sur­named Nie is still be­ing in­ves­ti­gated for the in­ci­dent late Wed­nes­day night in Yun­nan Prov­ince.

The men had col­lected for a drink­ing ses­sion at the Kun­ming home of the vic­tim, sur­named Li. The party quickly turned into a piss­ing con­test as to who was the best marks­man.

Shi rushed home to get his gun, a mod­i­fied nail gun, and re­turned to Li’s where the men shot at glass bot­tles us­ing dried soy­beans as bul­lets.

De­spite his state, Nie proved to be a good shot. Un­for­tu­nately, this only pro­voked a chal­lenge from Li to shoot him in the beans.

Nie, cocked and loaded, popped Li right in the left tes­ti­cle. Li dropped to the ground, writhing in pain.

Po­lice ar­rived at the scene at around 1:30 am and sent Li to the hos­pi­tal. He has since been re­leased with mi­nor in­juries.

Shi faces charges of firearm pos­ses­sion, which in China can carry a sen­tence rang­ing from three years to the death penalty.

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