Geuda Springs, KS – A hunter in Geuda Springs died on Saturday morning and a dog is being blamed. According to the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office, the man was in the front seat of a truck when a dog in the backseat stepped on a loaded rifle, causing the gun to discharge and strike the man’s back.
“A canine belonging to the owner of the pickup stepped on the rifle causing the weapon to discharge,” the sheriff’s office said. “The fired round struck the passenger who died of his injuries on scene.”
The man’s identity has not been released. Some reports indicate that he was 32 years of age. No information has been released about the dog.
While unusual, people being “shot” by a dog has happened before. In 2015, a woman named Allie Carter was shot in the foot when her dog stepped on the trigger of a loaded shotgun that was on the ground. And in November 2022, 32-year-old Ozgur Gevrekoglu suffered fatal injuries when his dog stepped on a loaded shotgun, causing the firearm to discharge into the man “at close range.”
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