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Italian man shot dead by son during boar hunting

Italian police have charged a man with culpable homicide after he shot and killed his father during a boar hunt.

Italian man shot dead by son during boar hunting
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Media reports say the pair were moving through thick bushes near the town of Postiglione in the southern province of Salerno when the shooting occurred.

The 34-year-old opened fire when he saw a shadow and rustling foliage. He immediately raised the alarm when he realised what had happened.

Doctors could do nothing to save 55-year-old Martino Gaudioso.

Both men were in a national park area where hunting is prohibited, reports said. Police have seized their rifles, according to BBC report.

On Sunday the president of the Italian League for the Defence of Animals and the Environment said Italy had become the “Wild West”.

“It is a real national emergency,” Michela Vittoria Brambilla told reporters.

Last October, Sergio Costa, Italy’s environment minister, called for a national ban on Sunday hunting after an 18-year-old was shot and killed close to the French border, BBC reported.

By the end of that month, two more men, a 56-year-old and a 20-year-old had also died in similar circumstances.

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