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Policeman dies after colleague shoots him

By Ock Hyun-ju

Published : Aug. 25, 2015 - 18:32

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A conscripted policeman died after being shot by a gun carried by his colleague. The gun was reportedly discharged on accident at a Gupabal checkpoint in northwestern Seoul, police said Tuesday.

The policeman, who was identified only by his surname Park, was shot on the left side of his chest at around 5 p.m. His colleague was taking the gun out from his vest when it went off, reports said.

The wounded officer was immediately taken to a nearby hospital, but was pronounced dead, police said.

The police said they would be looking further into the accident.

By Ock Hyun-ju (laeticia.ock@heraldcorp.com)