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Girl, 17, has half her face blown off by her boyfriend in Ukraine

Girl, 17, has half her face blown off by her boyfriend after they posed for a selfie with a shotgun in Ukraine

  • A teenage girl has sustained horrific injuries after posing for selfie with gun
  • She took photos with her best friend when the gun suddenly shot
  • The bullet struck her near the nose and crushed the bones in her face
  • She was taken to the hospital in a critical condition and underwent surgery for 7 hours

First-year student Polina Gordik, 17, (photo) was hospitalized in a critical condition with half her face crushed by a bullet

First-year student Polina Gordik, 17, (photo) was hospitalized in a critical condition with half her face crushed by a bullet

A teenage girl sustained terrible injuries after being accidentally shot in the face by her best friend while posing for a selfie with a shotgun in Ukraine.

First-year Polina Gordik, 17, was hospitalized in a critical condition with half her face blown off by a bullet.

The shocking events took place in the village of Komyshuvakha in the Zaporizhia Oblast region in southern Ukraine.

Reports say that on Wednesday, August 21, Polina attended a party with her best friend when the incident occurred.

During the party, her friend named Veronika, 16, brought her father's shotgun and offered to pose together for a selfie.

They placed the gun with the barrel pointing up and were about to take a picture when it suddenly shot.

The bullet struck Polina near the nose and crushed the bones in her face, according to reports.

She was taken to intensive care in critical condition and underwent a seven-hour operation.

Valery Tsaryov, head of the Intensive Care Department at Zaporizhia Children's Hospital said to local media: “The victim was admitted to the facility in a serious condition

& # 39; She has undergone a seven-hour operation and we have succeeded in stabilizing her. The girl's condition is still serious, but not life-threatening at the moment. & # 39;

Polina & # 39; s mother Antonina Gordik said: & # 39; I was terrified when I saw my own daughter. Half of her face was missing.

& # 39; She had virtually no nose, he was crushed by the bullet.

The shocking events took place in the village of Komyshuvakha in the Zaporizhia Oblast region in southern Ukraine

The shocking events took place in the village of Komyshuvakha in the Zaporizhia Oblast region in southern Ukraine

The shocking events took place in the village of Komyshuvakha in the Zaporizhia Oblast region in southern Ukraine

Polina Gordik's X-rays after the incident showing that her nose and facial bones had been crushed by the bullet

Polina Gordik's X-rays after the incident showing that her nose and facial bones had been crushed by the bullet

Polina Gordik's X-rays after the incident showing that her nose and facial bones had been crushed by the bullet

& # 39; Doctors had to remove her left eye because it was too badly damaged to save it.

& # 39; She is conscious but cannot talk. She can only communicate by nodding or shaking her head.

& # 39; When I asked if it was an accident, Polina nodded her head. & # 39;

The police initiated a criminal case against Veronika and her parents for the incident.

Anna Maksimenko, a police spokeswoman, said: “A criminal case has been initiated for the unintentional cause of serious bodily injury. The police check whether the gun has been correctly registered and stored. & # 39;

The house in the village of Komyshuvakha where the incident took place on August 21

The house in the village of Komyshuvakha where the incident took place on August 21

The house in the village of Komyshuvakha where the incident took place on August 21

During the party, her friend named Veronika, 16, brought her father's shotgun and offered to pose together for a selfie

During the party, her friend named Veronika, 16, brought her father's shotgun and offered to pose together for a selfie

During the party, her friend named Veronika, 16, brought her father's shotgun and offered to pose together for a selfie

They placed the gun with the barrel pointing up and were about to take a picture when it suddenly shot

They placed the gun with the barrel pointing up and were about to take a picture when it suddenly shot

They placed the gun with the barrel pointing up and were about to take a picture when it suddenly shot

She was taken to intensive care in critical condition and underwent a seven-hour operation

She was taken to intensive care in critical condition and underwent a seven-hour operation

She was taken to intensive care in critical condition and underwent a seven-hour operation

Polina & # 39; s mother Antonina Gordik at the Zaporizhia Children's Hospital

Polina & # 39; s mother Antonina Gordik at the Zaporizhia Children's Hospital

Polina & # 39; s mother Antonina Gordik at the Zaporizhia Children's Hospital

Veronika and her parents can be sentenced to five years in prison if they are found guilty, according to reports in the local media.

Alina Ivanova, one of the victim's girlfriends, said: & Veronika who shot Polina in the face is her best friend. They always got along well and spent a lot of time together. & # 39;

Polina & # 39; s school teacher Viktoria Pesotska said: & # 39; We are deeply shocked. Polina was a small star in her class, always friendly and cheerful. It is very difficult to accept what happened to her. & # 39;

Allegedly doctors will have to reconstruct the nose of Polina. She is confronted with numerous plastic operations and a long recovery period.

Allegedly doctors will have to reconstruct the nose of Polina. She is confronted with numerous plastic operations and a long recovery period

Allegedly doctors will have to reconstruct the nose of Polina. She is confronted with numerous plastic operations and a long recovery period

Allegedly doctors will have to reconstruct the nose of Polina. She is confronted with numerous plastic operations and a long recovery period

Valery Tsaryov, head of the Intensive Care Department at Zaporizhia Children's Hospital

Valery Tsaryov, head of the Intensive Care Department at Zaporizhia Children's Hospital

Valery Tsaryov, head of the Intensive Care Department at Zaporizhia Children's Hospital

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