'I was dazzled by the sun': the hunter who injured a mother and her two children claims not to have made a mistake

Author: Clark Tos
2022-10-11 12:20:02

The hunter who accidentally injured three people says he did not make a mistake.

A new accident hunt took place this Sunday, October 9 in Pommiers in the Rhône.

An octogenarian thus injured a woman and her two children, aged 7 and 10 respectively, by accidentally shooting them while they were taking a walk in the Beaujolais vineyards.

Still hospitalized, the mother and her two toddlers suffered from leg injuries caused by pellets but, fortunately, their vital prognosis is not engaged.

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After Injuring A Woman And Her Two Children, A Hunter Says He Was 'Dazzled By The Sun'

Questioned by our colleagues from BFM TV , the hunter 81, who spent a few hours in police custody, gave an astonishing explanation, ensuring that he was not mistaken.

« I did not make a mistake no (…) I was dazzled by the sun. Otherwise, if there had been no sun, it was not a problem “said the one who calls himself Jeannot.

« It's not funny, because I know them well “, he continued.

« I was on the road then I was in the vineyard, since I could not stay on the road. I was waiting for a hare to arrive (…) I fired. I did not shoot on the road, there is no problem. But I shot and it ricocheted “, has also entrusted the person concerned at the microphone of France 3 .

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A witness to the scene says the hunter was very shocked by the accident, adding that he ' I was afraid that he would commit suicide ».

According to the mayor of Pommiers, this accident is mainly the result of a lack of communication when this day of October 10 marked the opening day of the hunting season.

Note that another accident occurred at the same time in Vinsobres (Drôme), where a 62-year-old man was seriously injured in the abdomen by a hunter while he was picking mushrooms.