Gunman collapses after storming chemist

A MAN is in a critical condition after collapsing, allegedly while holding chemist staff at gunpoint in South Australia.

The 43-year-old allegedly burst into a pharmacy at Kadina, northwest of Adelaide, wielding a gun just after 5.20pm on Friday and demanded prescription medication.

Police said staff complied and gave the man the medication, which he allegedly self-administered before collapsing.


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“The man allegedly demanded and self-administered prescription medication. He subsequently collapsed,” South Australia Police said in a statement.

Staff ran out of the Port Road pharmacy and waited for police to arrive, the statement said.

Police said the 43-year-old Wallaroo man was rushed to the Wallaroo Hospital in a critical condition.

He remained there today, under police guard.

Thankfully, no one was physically harmed during the incident.

Investigations into the matter are continuing.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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