Man Accidentally Kills Three Relatives At His Wedding During Gun Celebration
August 9, 2010
Turkey (ChattahBox) – A groom in Turkey ended up with more than he bargained for when he accidentally shot his father and two aunts to death, and wounded many others, shooting an automatic weapon into the air to celebrate his nuptials.
The Telegraph report that the unnamed man had just gotten married when he picked up an assault rifle and attempted to fire multiple shots into the air. However, he lost control and ended up spraying his guests with bullets, killing the three standing nearest and wounding eight others.
He was arrested in the deaths, but the nature of his charges are not yet clear.
The act of shooting guns to celebrate weddings is common in Turkey, and authorities have been trying to end the practice for years. However, laws and campaigns have failed to end the problem, and dozens die each year from accidental shootings at celebratory gatherings.