SUMNER COUNTY, Kan. — Authorities in Kansas say a man was killed during a weekend hunting trip when a dog stepped on a rifle and fired the gun.
Deputies with the Sumner County Sheriff's Office were dispatched on Saturday to investigate a 911 call that 30-year-old Joseph Austin Smith had been shot in the back while in a pickup truck, according to CBS News.
The sheriff's office said authorities found Smith in the front passenger eat and starting performing CPR. Smith died from the gunshot wound.
The dog, which belongs to the truck's owner, was in the back seat of the truck with hunting gear, including the rifle, when police say the dog stepped on the gun. Police said the investigation is ongoing.
It's not clear if anyone else was in the truck at the time of the shooting.