Hong Kong protester shot by police

A pro-democracy protester was reportedly shot in the chest by a police officer on Tuesday, as Hong Kong seethed with anger on China's National Day. - Reuters

Video posted online shows an injured protester lying on the ground in the Tsuen Wan area of the city, whilst another protester is held down by a police officer. 

Another video, that went viral online, showed an officer firing at close range at the chest of a protester. The authenticity of that video was not immediately verified.

Hong Kong's Hospital Authority said on Tuesday that one person was in a critical condition and at least 14 others were wounded.

Police have not responded to requests for comment but have said they fired live rounds into the air in previous clashes.

Published: 1 Oct 2019