Man shoots in apartment with empty gun

In Rhineland-Palatinate, an expectant father was apparently so happy about his partner’s pregnancy that he fired an empty gun. The police are investigating.

A man fired an empty gun in his apartment in Bad D├╝rkheim out of joy at his girlfriend’s possible pregnancy. According to information from Wednesday, residents had reported gunshot noises from the couple’s apartment to police. The 30-year-old said he was so happy with the news that he picked up the gun and shot it in the air.

Police confiscated weapons and ammunition. The 30-year-old smelled of alcohol, it was said. He declined a voluntary breath alcohol test. According to the police, public order and the arms authority have been informed of the incident.

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