Hong Kong policewoman shoots herself in leg while holstering handgun

Officer, who is in her 20s, taken to hospital with minor injury

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 15 September, 2016, 9:42am
UPDATED : Thursday, 15 September, 2016, 10:18am

A policewoman shot herself in the leg when she accidentally discharged her handgun in a Sha Tin police station.

The officer, who is in her 20s, was taken to Prince of Wales Hospital with a minor injury after the incident, which took place shortly before 11pm in the loading and unloading area at Tin Sum Police Station on Hin Keng Street.

She was holstering the revolver when one shot was discharged, hitting her right leg and the floor.

No other injuries were reported.

A police spokesman said there were strict regulations on keeping and using equipment. The force will handle confirmed violations seriously.

The Sha Tin district crime squad is investigating.