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New Zealand

17 October 2011

New Zealand Herald / APNZ

A Waikato man who shot himself with a pistol down his pants was lucky he didn't hit an artery and die, police say. The 35-year-old shot himself while trying to hide a gun from police while returning from possum-hunting with his brother on Friday night. The man did not have a licence for the .22 pistol he had in his pants and was attempting to get rid of it before police saw it, Sergeant Jim Corbett of Thames Strategic Traffic Unit said today. Officers were called to... (

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