An American who accidentally killed his brother as he was about to shoot a bear ended up killing himself with his gun, Oregon police have learned.
The shooter, whose identity has not been revealed, called the emergency services as soon as the tragedy occurred.
The man “reported that he accidentally shot his brother while loading a gun because there was a bear on his property,” the Northwest Josephine County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement Wednesday. the United States.
“Upon arrival, officers found a male deceased, believed to have been sustained by a gunshot wound. Upon checking the rest of the dwelling, a second male was found dead, from a wound he appeared to have sustained. be inflicted itself,” the statement continued.
The investigation is continuing, but no one else appears to be involved. “It seems that the caller ended his life after contacting the emergency number,” police said.
The press release does not specify what became of the bear.
According to specialized NGOs, there is more than one firearm per inhabitant (including babies) in the United States, where they cause around 45,000 deaths each year.