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Son Accidentally Kills Father During Boar Hunt

Italian man could face manslaughter charge
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2019 3:12 AM CDT
A wild boar in San Rossore, Italy.   (Wikimedia Commons/Daniele Napolitano)

(Newser) – An Italian man hunting illegally in a national park area killed his own father after mistaking him for a wild boar, authorities say. Police say the 34-year-old son was moving through thick bushes in the southern province of Salerno with his father Sunday when he opened fire after hearing rustling and seeing a shadow, the BBC reports. After realizing he had shot his father in the lower abdomen, the son raised the alarm immediately but doctors were unable to save 55-year-old Martino Gaudioso. Both men's rifles were seized, and Salerno Today reports that police are investigating the son for manslaughter. Authorities called for a ban on Sunday hunting last year after a spate of similar deaths. (This German man was killed by a boar he was hunting.)

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