A hunter and new father were killed after himself dog accidentally shot him in a horrifying accident during a hunting trip in Turkey over Thanksgiving weekend, according to reports.
Ozgur Gevrekoglu, 32, was chasing the game with his friends on the Kizlan Plateau in Samsun province last weekend, Quick news report. He had just become a father for the first time 10 days before the tragic shooting.
The trip went smoothly until the hunter started packing up to leave.
Turkish hunter killed during hunting trip after dog paw accidentally touched trigger of loaded gun
In a completely bizarre accident, Gevrekoglu was putting his dog in the trunk of a car when the pet’s paw accidentally touched the trigger of a loaded shotgun, with the weapon discharged at close range.
Gevrekoglu was transferred to Alaçam State Hospital, however he was pronounced dead on arrival, according to the source.
His body was then taken to the state capital Samsun for an autopsy. An investigation is ongoing as Turkish authorities look into the details surrounding the man’s death.
Having several pet dogs taken with him on a hunting trip, Gevrekoglu posted pictures of himself with several hounds prior to his tragic death.
A recent photo shows a smiling man outdoors petting a dog while holding a string of dead birds.
It is still unclear which puppy was actually the one who accidentally fired the gun.
Some news outlets claim that Hunter was killed, sorry dog question better to cover up
Meanwhile, some Turkish news agencies have claimed that Gevrekoglu was indeed murdered and reported that the pretense about the dog was a cover-up for the real crime, according to Newsflash.
But as of Monday, authorities had yet to uncover any evidence of foul play.
Based on washington articlesAt least 10 people were shot by dogs between 2004 and 2015 in the United States alone, with several more cases reported since.
A New Mexico man was shot in the back under similar circumstances in 2018, when his dog accidentally opened fire during a hare hunting trip. Las Cruces Sun-News reported at that time.
Sonny Gilligan was shot in the back while sitting in the front seat of a parked pickup truck on a hare safari with her three dogs – Charlie, Scooter and Cowboy.
New Mexican hunter survived the same bizarre accidental shooting by dogs in 2018, according to reports
“Charlie’s foot was on the trigger and I leaned forward and he slid out of the chair and caught the trigger – and it fired,” Gilligan told the newspaper. “It was a strange accident but it’s true, that’s what happened.”
Charlie, a 120-pound Rottweiler mix, is said to have been the dog that accidentally shot his owner, with the bullet piercing through the driver’s seat before lodged in Gilligan’s back.
“I was very lucky to be able to get my phone,” Gilligan told the newspaper. “The [Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office] First responders saved my life. If they wait another 10 minutes, I will die. I lost a lot of blood. I know I actually went through someone else right before going to the hospital but they were able to revive me through CPR and bring me back.”
Gilligan was lucky to survive the strange accidental shooting, which broke several ribs and collarbones. He added that he was lucky to survive the shooting, and eventually forgave the puppy, calling it “a good boy.”