Lower Austrian man injured trying out illegal gun

A Lower Austrian man faces charges for illegal possession of a weapon after he admitted having injured himself with a gun, it was announced today (Tues).The 33-year-old shot himself in the left hand as he tried out the weapon in an agricultural field near Sollenau on Friday. He drove to a nearby clinic for treatment where he told doctors that he suffered a worksite incident.Police checked hospital records after a sniffer dog squad discovered the blood-smeared gun which the man had abandoned. The offender, who was not put in custody, is facing a fine or a jail term for failing to obtain a licence for the weapon.