Officials in Kansas say a man has died after he was shot by his dog in a freak hunting accident. Joseph Austin Smith, 30, of Wichita, was killed Saturday morning when his dog discharged the gun while they both were inside his pickup truck.
Police said the accident took place in the area of 80th Street South and River Road, which is north of Geuda Springs, according to ABC affiliate KAKE.
The victim was sitting in the front passenger seat of his vehicle when the canine “stepped on the rifle” in the back seat, according to the department. The bullet struck the man in the front seat.
The office says cops responded to the area — north of Geuda Springs — and found the man in the front seat. They started CPR immediately according to reports, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. It’s unclear if the animal was harmed at all in the process.