Hunter Shot Dead By His DOG...

A new dad was shot dead by his own DOG after the pet stepped on the trigger of his gun, it has been claimed.

Ozgur Gevrekoglu was on a hunting trip with friends over the weekend, and the incident reportedly occurred as he packed up his gear.

The 32-year-old put his still-loaded shotgun into his car boot, and the dog is said to have stepped on the trigger with its paw.

The owner was then blasted at close range and killed instantly.

Police and prosecutors were investigating the bizarre death on the Kizlan Plateau - in Alacam District, Samsun Province, Turkey.

Mr Gevrekoglu's body was first taken to Alacam State Hospital and then transferred to the state capital, Samsun, for an autopsy.