A Hong Kong protester was hit by a live round and wounded in the chest today, as the freedom protests in the city become more violent.
A protest group, Demosisto, posted a video on social media that seemed to show a law enforcement official pointing a handgun at the chest of a protester point blank and firing it.
The video can be seen here from different angles [viewer discretion is advised]:
This video captures the moment a police shot a live round at extremely short distance into a protestor’s chest.
— antiELAB (@anti_elab) October 1, 2019
Police pull the gun at close range and shot at the protestor in the chest.#hongkongprotest #chinazi #prayforhk #teargas #HumanRights #cityu #protest #FreedomHongKong #StandwithHK #StandWithHongKong #antielab #反送中 #홍콩시위 #weconnect #勇武 #抗爭 #hongkong #催淚彈 #riotpolice pic.twitter.com/MnXq0GR3he
— Editorial Board CityUSU (@cityusuedb) October 1, 2019
A police official validated what was seen on video, and confirmed that a police officer discharged a gun in the Tsuen Wan area, and a protester was stricken as a result. The victim is reportedly fighting for his life at the Princess Margaret hospital in Kwai Chung in critical condition.
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