Life should be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving skidding in sideways, Merlot in one hand, Cigar in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO what a ride!
Every firearms accident can be traced to violating one or more of the Ten Commandments of Safety. You have to absolutely KNOW what your target is before you ever raise your rifle or shotgun. And you must know what is behind the target, and not assume that a tree or rise of earth somewhere will stop it. Non-hunters need to take some responsibility, too, and not walk, ride horses, or bicycles through hunting areas during the season, if they can avoid doing so. If they are out and about, they need to wear international blaze orange vests or caps.
probably more to this story than meets the eye, esp. given the illicit nature of her relationship with the victim...
tragedy though, irrespective of intent of the shooter.
Maybe down to the 30mm versus 1 inch issue on another thread
Maybe down to needing an eye test allied to incorrectly adjusted diopter setting as permitted by the Austrian scope in question?
Very tragic and difficult to comprehend as a mistake given the poor chap had a champagne glass in hand which is not something one readily associates with wild boar behaviour.
Blaser K95 Luxus Kipplaufbüchse .25-06Rem. Zeiss 8x56, 110gn Nosler Accubond = Game Over!
Tragic and extremely reckless conduct at the very least, I think I'll give the German National Hunting Test a miss!
(The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!