Greece: Man dressed in animal skin shot dead during hunt
December 20, 2009
Man dressed in animal skin shot dead during hunt A Greek man dressed in
animal hide was mistakenly shot dead while out hunting wild boar for a
Police said members of a shooting party made up of families opened fire
when Christos Constantinou, 49, moved through the undergrowth.
They are thought to have been confused by the fact the victim was
disguised in dark goat skins, which are used to camouflage and to mislead
The groups had fanned out in pairs of two to track down an animal for the
traditional festive dinner when the accident happened.
Police in the northern Greek town of Nemea, Chalkidiki, said Mr.
Constantinou was pronounced dead upon arrival at hospital.
Two unidentified men, aged 25 and 28, were detained and were being
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