Man, 32, shot dead by own dog after leaving rifle on back seat of his car

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A 32-year-old hunter has been found dead in his car, with police saying he had been shot by his own dog.

The unnamed man was sitting in the front passenger seat of his pick-up, with hunting gear and a rifle in the backseat.

The victim, from Wichita, Kansas, was found dead near Geuda Springs, north of the Oklahoma border.

Police officers believe he died at around 9.40am on Saturday after his dog accidentally stepped on the rifle, causing the weapon to discharge.

The hunter was injured in his car and died at the scene.

The sheriff’s office said: “A canine belonging to the owner of the pickup stepped on the rifle causing the weapon to discharge.” (UK Mirror)

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