Over the weekend, a dog in the United States accidentally discharged a gun that was left on the backseat of a pickup truck after stepping on it, according to police. The dog shot and killed the man.
According to Kansas police, the victim was struck in the back while he and the pet were out hunting on Saturday. The victim was seated in the front passenger seat of the truck.
“A dog belonging to the pickup’s owner walked on the gun, triggering the weapon. The passenger was hit by the bullet and died of his injuries on the scene, according to the Sumner County Sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office stated in a separate statement, “The investigation is ongoing, but the preliminary inquiry suggests it to be a hunting-related mishap.
Whether the 30-year-old guy who passed away was the dog’s owner is unknown according to officials.
In the United States, where there are sadly more firearms than people, accidental shootings happen frequently. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2021, there were more than 500 fatal firearm accidents.