Hunter is shot dead by HIS DOG in astonishing accident just 10 days after he became a dad
ALACAM, TURKEY: 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 cited by the Daily Mail 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.
MEAWW previously reported how a trophy hunter was shot dead in an execution-style murder recently. Riaan Naude, a 55-year-old trophy hunter, was found fatally shot beside his truck. The incident reportedly took place on Marken Road, Limpopo in South Africa. Police spokesperson Lt Col Mamphaswa Seabi said the cops found the hunter's body next to his vehicle with his face up and blood all over.
Notorious hunter Riaan Naude, who killed dozens of wild animals, has been shot and killed.— Supporting Wildlife (@SWildlife11111) July 1, 2022
Riaan Naude, was found shot in the head in his vehicle on Tuesday in Limpopo province, South Africa. pic.twitter.com/GAymHpsB34
According to local news outlet Maroela Media, clothes, water, whiskey, pajamas, and two hunting rifles were recovered from his car. The local police department launched an investigation to find the potential perpetrators. Naude is said to have stopped his car on the side of the road after the vehicle became overheated, about four miles away from Mokopane Road. Per local reports, a white Nissan stopped next to his vehicle before two men came out from the car and shot the hunter at point-blank range. After the murder, the suspects appeared to have stolen a gun and fled the scene.