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.
– Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy
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.
Police in Shropshire are investigating an incident after a 30-year-old man was shot dead while out hunting on Friday evening (April 5).
– West Mercia Police spokesperson
We are continuing to investigate the circumstances but at this stage it would appear to be a tragic accident.
It happened in Brockton, near Bishop's Castle, in South Shropshire.
A post mortem is likely to take place tomorrow.
A man has been shot dead while out hunting rabbits with a friend.
The 30-year-old man, who has not been formally identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.
It happened at around 9:30pm on Friday in Brockton, near Bishop's Castle, in South Shropshire.