Man shoots his own father dead after mistaking him for a boar

Italian police have charged a man with culpable homicide after he shot and killed his father during a boar hunt on Sunday 22nd September.

The two men were moving through thick bushes near the town of Postiglione in the southern province of Salerno on Sunday, Italian media reported.

The 34-year-old opened fire when he saw a shadow and rustling foliage, striking his father in the lower abdomen. He immediately raised the alarm when he realised what had happened and tried to keep his father alive. But doctors could do nothing to save 55-year-old Martino Gaudioso.

They were hunting in a national park area where hunting is prohibited, local media said. Police seized their rifles.

Source : BBC News