Man on trial for firing assault rifle on noisy group

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A man is on trial in Lucerne after firing on a group of young adults who were making a noise outside his apartment. The man used his army issued assault rifle.

The 38-year-old grabbed his gun in July 2017. He fired one shot at the group who were around 45 meters away. 

A 21-year-old was hit and injured. The gunman then raced to the scene with a first aid kit. 

He was arrested shortly after.  

The man told the court he had been drinking and smoking hemp. 

Prosecutors are demanding 7 years in jail. 

The trial continues. 

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