A Brazilian lawyer succumbed to his injuries weeks after he was shot when an MRI machine’s magnetic field discharged his gun and shot him in the stomach.
On January 16, lawyer Leandro Mathias de Novaes accompanied his mother to the Laboratorio Cura in Sao Paulo for an MRI.
However, the hospital staff was unaware he had a firearm and requested that all metal items be removed before entering the MRI room.
Novaes refused to surrender his registered firearm.
The magnetic field of the MRI machine pulled the weapon from his waistband, causing it to go off and hit him in the stomach.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital and died three weeks later.