Dog shoots man in fatal Sumner County hunting accident

SUMNER COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) – The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office says a man died of his injuries in a weekend shooting that a preliminary investigation found was a hunting-related accident, caused by a dog stepping on a gun.

Shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday, the sheriff’s office said deputies responded to the South 80th Street and River Road area in response to a man who was shot in the back. The sheriff’s office said the man was sitting in the front passenger seat of the van when a dog stepped on the gun in the back seat, causing the gun to fire. The fired bullet hit the man.

“Responder units arrived within minutes of the 911 call and began CPR,” the sheriff’s office said.

The injured man died at the scene.

The sheriff’s office said the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and Wellington Fire and EMS also responded to the scene.

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