Didn't I Shoot My Brother?
Lenin's Tomb don't think so. I get the impression they don't believe the police much. I wish I didn't have to agree with them - I'd like to live in a country where my first reaction to news of an anti-terror raid wasn't 'let's find the liar in the blue uniform'.
Latest from News 24 is a rather odd BBC woman called Margaret (her last name was drowned by my snort of derision), who explained the police case at great length (and the brother's case in five words, which is balance of a sort). Apparently the weapon was an MP5, which is 'like a small rifle'. Um. It's a submachine gun, a machine for killing and killing fast and efficiently at short range. The SAS used them at the Iranian Embassy and Prince Dipendra assassinated most of the Nepalese royal family with one. If you get shot with one of those and survive, you're doing well. Margaret's case (or whoever in the police is leaking her stuff, actually) is that because it was a Big Gun, it's easier to grab it and shoot your brother than if they'd had handguns. Personally I'd have thought that grabbing an MP5 off a copper surrounded by other coppers also armed with MP5s would be a one-way ticket to Harp City, but there you go.
I reckon a trigger-happy policeman fired by accident - if it was a deliberate attempt to kill with that weapon at short range he'd have fired more than once and there'd be a corpse. All of which leads to the conclusion that there was (like Stockwell) no need for a firearm to be discharged.
Margaret *Gilmour* is the lady's name - thanks Anonymous. Check her out sometime and see what's wrong with the BBC.