Jan 23, 2016 3:01 PM

Two men injured in Hampstead as they try to 'unjam' a handgun


HAMPSTEAD - Two men are recovering from injuries sustained when they tried to unjam a handgun and it exploded on them.

Police say they were called to 300 Wheelwright Road shortly before midnight last night. Ambulance personnel had already arrived and were treating one of the men, Casey Ruane, 30, of Derry, for injuries to his hands.

Also injured was Carl Valliant, 30, of Hampstead who had wounds on his hands and arms.

Police say the injuries appear accidental. Both men were taken to local hospitals where they were treated and released.

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