US: Dog ‘Shoots’, Kills Man

Police in the United States (US) said a dog shot and killed a man over the weekend after the animal stepped on and accidentally discharged a gun left on the backseat of a pickup truck.

According to police in the central US state of Kansas, the victim was sitting in the front passenger seat of the truck. He and the pet were out on a hunting trip on Saturday.

“A canine belonging to the owner of the pickup stepped on the rifle, causing the weapon to discharge. The fired round struck the passenger, who died of his injuries on scene,” the Sumner County Sheriff’s office said.

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“The investigation is ongoing, but the preliminary investigation shows it to be a hunting related accident,” the sheriff’s office added in a separate statement.

Officials did not say whether the 30-year-old man who died was the dog’s owner.



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