Man dies in the US after being shot by dog 1 day ago

Man dies in the US after being shot by dog

The incident has been described as a "hunting-related accident".

A man died after being shot by a dog in Kansas during a hunting trip at the weekend, according to police.


As reported by the state's outlet KWCH, the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office said a preliminary investigation into the death shows that it was caused by a dog stepping on a gun.

Police stated that at around 10am on Saturday (21 January) deputies responded to reports of a man who was shot in the back.

According to the sheriff’s office, the male was sitting in the front passenger seat of a pickup truck when a dog stepped on a rifle in the back seat.

This caused the gun to discharge, with the fired round subsequently striking the man, who then died at the scene.


The Sumner County Sheriff's office has described the incident as a "hunting-related accident".

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