Jan 24, 2023

Kan. hunting accident: Man dies after dog steps on rifle

Posted Jan 24, 2023 1:30 AM

SUMNER COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a fatal hunting accident involving a dog stepping on a rifle.

Just after 9:30a.m. Saturday, sheriff's deputies responded to the area of 80th Street South and River Road after report of  a man who was shot in the back, according to a media release from the Sumner County Sheriff.

The man was in the front passenger seat of the pickup when a dog stepped on the rifle in the back seat.  The rifle fired a round that struck the man.

EMS responded within minutes of the 911 call and started CPR, according to the sheriff's office. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man's name has not been released.

The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and Wellington Fire and EMS also responded to the scene.