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Man accidentally shoots at friend while showing gun

A 20-year-old man was injured when his friend accidentally shot at him from a country-made revolver in Maharashtra, police said on Wednesday.

A group of friends was chatting on a roadside at Kisan Nagar locality in Wagle Estate area on Tuesday night when one of them took out his revolver to show it to them, senior police inspector SM Patil said.

While the man was showing the gun, he allegedly pulled the trigger accidentally and shot his friend Vijay Yadav in the stomach, the official said.

Yadav was immediately rushed to a private hospital where he was undergoing treatment, Patil said.

One person, whose identity was not revealed, was arrested and was booked under IPC section 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and provisions of the Maharashtra Police Act.

A probe was on into the incident and the police were also trying to ascertain how the man got the weapon and whether he had a valid licence for it, the official said.

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