Hunter is Fatally Shot by OWN DOG in Crazy Accident

A young father was reportedly shot dead at point-blank range by his pet dog while he was packing things up after a hunting trip. The 32-year-old Ozgur Gevrekoglu was preparing to return from a weekend of hunting on the Kizlan Plateau, in the Alacam District of Turkey’s Samsun province, when the tragedy unfolded on Sunday, November 27.

Gevrekoglu was apparently placing his dog in the boot of his car when the pet inadvertently stepped on the trigger of a loaded shotgun. The hunter was fatally shot by his own weapon and died almost instantly.

Turkish media outlets reported that Gevrekoglu was first taken to the Alacam State Hospital and ultimately transferred to the state capital, Samsun, for a post-mortem examination.

Gevrekoglu had reportedly become a father just 10 days prior to his tragic demise. While he loved to hunt, he was also an apparent dog lover and had posted a number of photos with different canines on hunting trips.  

The late hunter recently posted a photo of himself grinning from ear to ear while holding up a string of dead birds in one hand and petting a dog with the other.

Turkish authorities are investigating Gevrekoglu’s death and no foul play is suspected at the time of publication. However, some media reports posited the narrative could be a cover-up for his murder. According to the Daily Mail, at least one local outlet reported that the version of events widely reported across the media seemed unlikely and that Gevrekoglu could have been the victim of a targeted attack. The investigation is reportedly being led by the Public Prosecutor’s Office.

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  1. If he’s been hunting for so long and has dogs the first thing you do unload your gun before packing

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