A dog shot a hunter stomping a shotgun into the back of a pickup truck in Kansas, United States, local police said.
The animal was sitting in the rear of the vehicle, where there were “hunting gear and a rifle”, when “he walked over the gun, causing a detonation”said the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office, located in the state of Kansas.
The victim, a 30-year-old man identified as Joseph Smith, was in the passenger seat when he was shot on Saturday. “He died instantly,” the authorities added.
The investigation continues, but, according to initial information, “it’s a hunting accident”said the sheriff’s office.
The authorities They have not confirmed whether the victim was the owner of the dog.
Smith was a plumber at Browns Plumbing Services in Wichita, company owner Chris Brown said Tuesday, the newspaper reported. New York Post.
“Joe is absolutely the most unique person I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. He was loved by all of us in all walks of life,” Brown wrote in a GoFundMe to help Smith’s family cover funeral costs.
And he concluded his farewell: “He made us laugh every morning, either for him or with him. He always made sure he was a positive light in my company. No matter how bad or stressful my day or ours was, Joe always had something to cheer us up.
Background in Turkey and Michigan
In November 2022, a similar case occurred in Turkey when a 32-year-old man who also went hunting met the same fate as the American hunter in Kansas.
It was in Turkey’s Samsun province on the Black Sea when Ozgur Gevrekogulu, 32, was loading tools into the trunk of his car after his trip to the Kizlan Plateau.
His dog jumped onto a friend’s back, pulling the trigger of a rifle, Cumhuriyet newspaper reported at the time.
Gevrekoglu died of a gunshot wound to the stomach before paramedics arrived.
In 2015, in the US state of Michigan, a man cooking was shot after one of his cats dropped its 9mm pistol to the ground and discharged the weapon, police said of state.
Joseph Stanton, 29, of Bates Township in Iron County, was shot in the lower torso, Fox reported at the time.
With information from agencies