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.

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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.

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

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