A man has been tragically shot and killed in a bizarre hunting accident – an accident where his dog allegedly pulled the trigger while driving.
The 32-year-old Wichita, Kansas native was killed Saturday according to the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office … who told local media KWCH the hunter’s dog stepped on the rifle while in the back seat, causing it to unload in the owner’s direction.
The office says cops responded to the area – north of Geuda Springs – and found the man in the front seat … they started CPR immediately according to reports, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not known if the animal was harmed at all in the process.
The incident marks the second reported hunting accident we’ve covered in as many weeks… TMZ broke the story, a family’s dog has sadly been shot and killed by hunters who took him for a wolf.
Jennifer Hellerowner of the late 8-year-old malamute, told us she met with the game commissioner after the puppy’s death – looking for ways to avoid such tragedies in the future.