A buddy was shot. The friends invented a robber pistol.
A clique of young men, heavily drunk, fiddled with an air rifle in an apartment in Götzis, and one shot was fired. An 18-year-old was hit and suffered a liver penetration.
At around 4 a.m., the men reported to the police that several shots had been fired at them from a moving car at a roundabout in Götzis. However, the investigations then revealed that the shot had taken place, but that the men had just been handling the gun in the apartment of a 25-year-old.
The reason for the false information: There were already gun bans against the friends.
The 18-year-old had to be operated on in the Feldkirch regional hospital. His condition was stable, his life was not in danger, it was said. Investigations are ongoing.