Gunman Turns Himself in after Debt-Dispute Shooting

A man in Yunlin County handed a gun over to police, and turned himself in, after shooting another man in the thigh on April 3.

On Tuesday morning, Mr. Yang met with a friend who owed him money. After failing to negotiate a resolution, the two quarreled, and Yang took a pistol out and shot his friend in the leg, according to United Daily News.

Mr Yang fled the scene, while the injured man took himself to the hospital. The wound was said to be not life-threatening.

On the evening of the same day, Yang realized he had no chance of escaping from the law, so he turned himself in to police.

Yang told police that he had been drinking, and had lost control of his emotions at the time of the incident.

Police have handed the case over to the District Prosecutor’s Office. Yang will be investigated for breaches of firearms and weapons regulations, and attempted murder.

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