Both men required surgery to remove slugs from their buttocks after an afternoon on the beers took a turn for the worse. Police said that the men took turns shooting at each other, the targets of choice: legs and bottoms. It is believed that they wanted to discover whether or not the rifle had enough power to penetrate skin. It did.
Although the men felt fine after their playful experimentation, two days later they were admitted to hospital – presumably after infection had started to become noticeable.
Police plan to interview the men when their respective conditions improve. The owner of the air rifle, who was certainly old enough to know better, is set to lose his firearms license and with it – his firearms. [News]