Man in Tonga hospital after being shot in the chest

A man is in hospital after he shot himself in the chest with a .22 rifle.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, 20 March in Fo’ui.

The victim told Police he accidentally shot himself while cleaning the gun.

Police reportedly said, the man, whose identity has not yet been released, did not hold a firearms license.

Kaniva News reports an investigation is underway after the incident