Misfire At Oregon Bear Results In Death Of Two US Brothers

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Bear Misfire

Misfire at Bear Killed 2 Brother in United States

A United States man took his own life after he accidentally shot his brother when he was loading his gun to fire at a bear on their property. This was revealed by the police.

The man called 911 to report the tragedy, but turned the gun on himself before the police arrived.

The incident happened on Tuesday morning in the community of Sunny Valley in rural Josephine County, just north of the border with California.

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The security authorities are yet to identify any of the two men who are involved.

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About 25,000 black bears live in Oregon, and they advise homeowners to avoid confrontations with them.

According to the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, when the man called 911, he said he was loading his weapon with the intention of shooting at the bear.

When the police arrived at his house, they found both men dead; each of them had a single gunshot wound.

They are currently under investigation by the sheriff’s office and Oregon state police.

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They later went to forward their findings to the state medical examiner’s office.

Rising gun ownership in the United States has resulted in an increase in the number of deaths and injuries caused by accidental discharge.

Data from the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence shows that almost 500 people die every year in unintentional shootings.

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