South Korean army fires warning shots after North Korean soldier defects across DMZ
North Korean soldiers keep watch toward the south next to a spot where a North Korean defected crossing the border on November 13, at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone
Last month, a North Korean soldier also reported to be a "low ranking soldier" had crossed the border and had entered South Korean territory with multiple gunshot wounds as he dashed across the border at Panmunjom even as the North Korean border guards fired at him.
The soldier was found collapsed and bleeding by South Korean troops and was rushed to the hospital.
The doctors later said he had received at least six gunshot wounds. He is since reported to be out of danger but is still recovering at a hospital in Seoul.