Grandmother survives after being shot in the head


By Jack Lapidus

A GRANDMOTHER sustained injuries to her head after an air rifle, believed to be made following instructions on YouTube went off.

The incident occurred about 11.30am yesterday at a village in Serian.

The woman was earlier said to be be joking around with her 16-year-old grandson when the rifle he was holding went off.

The 87-year-old woman fainted and was rushed to the Sarawak General Hospital.

Serian police chief, DSP Aswandy Anis said investigations revealed that the suspect had accidentally shot the woman.

The woman’s face, near her right eyebrow was injured in the incident.

The grandson and another sibling have since been detained in connection with the incident.

The case is being investigated under Section 37 of the Firearms Act 1960.