Farmer taken to hospital after shooting accident
Tue, 04 Nov 2008 12:00a.m.
The man was taken to hospital following the accident at a farm in the rural community of Buckland, southeast of Pukekohe, about 1.15pm.
Counties Manukau police spokeswoman Ana-Mari Gates-Bowey said a group of four people drove to a farm to euthanise a water buffalo which was injured when hit by a car.
"One of the men got out and shot the buffalo, and hit it that time," Ms Gates-Bowey said. "He then shot it a second time and missed. That bullet hit a tree, bounced back, came through the roof and hit the back seat passenger behind the driver in the head."
She was unsure how far it was from the tree to the car.
The victim, who is in his 60s, is in a critical condition in hospital.
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5/11/2008 8:16:57 a.m.
Judy Cristina and Cyril think the animal should have been left to die in pain,SADISTS
5/11/2008 3:18:06 a.m.
jergan fazbender wrote:
yes, got what he deserved.... 60 years old, sitting in the back seat of a car while someone else trys to put a creature out of its misery and he gets shot in the back of the head by a richoche. read the friggin article before posting people!and what santuary would that be? jeebus! the animal was probably in pain and on the way out... once again, read please before posting...
4/11/2008 6:24:27 p.m.
Silly bugger got what he deserved. If you dont know what you are doing then dont do it. When it comes to guns it goes double
4/11/2008 6:10:42 p.m.
I agree with Judy. He had what he deserves. Probably he'll have more respect towards animals now that he knows how does it feel to be shot. Shamefully the buffalo ended up being killed anyway. That goes for all hunters. There's no fun in killing.
4/11/2008 4:14:59 p.m.
Good job - hope he thinks twice before shooting any wild animal. Why was the buffalo destroyed and not taken to a sanctuary somewhere????
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