Man shot dead while hunting

A man has been shot dead while out hunting rabbits with a friend.

Shropshire shooting incident – man named

The man who died in a shooting incident near Bishop’s Castle in south Shropshire on Friday (April 5), was today named as Mr Carl Conrad Rubisch, aged 30, from Lichfield, Staffordshire.

Police are continuing to investigate the full circumstances but have said it appears to have been a tragic accident.

It happened while Mr Rubisch and a friend were hunting rabbits.

At this stage of the investigation, there is no evidence to suggest that another person’s gun was fired. It would appear the victim’s own gun accidentally discharged resulting in the fatal injury.

– Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy

Man shot dead while hunting in Shropshire

Police in Shropshire are investigating an incident after a 30-year-old man was shot dead while out hunting on Friday evening (April 5).

We are continuing to investigate the circumstances but at this stage it would appear to be a tragic accident.

– West Mercia Police spokesperson

It happened in Brockton, near Bishop's Castle, in South Shropshire.

A post mortem is likely to take place tomorrow.

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