He Went Hunting in the Nighttime, and Accidentally Shot His Own Uncle

Mistaking the shiny headlights as the shiny eyes of the flying squirrel they were, out on the hunt for, it was an accident, but the two men were, hunting without a valid hunter’s license, so they are caught and will get fined, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The man, Wang, of the Bunon Tribe and his nephew, Shi, at one in the morning yesterday, both took a homemade rifle, drove to hunt in the county across from where they lived, Shi accidentally shot his uncle’s headlights, thought it was a flying squirrel, causing his uncle to get shot in the head, and in critical condition, the local police substation took Shi into custody.

Wang (age 69), after being shot in the head by the rifle, he was rushed to the surgeries through the night, as the surgeons managed to take out the bullet fragments, he’s still in critical condition, is still in the I.C.U. for observations right now; the police said, the natives’ uses of altered rifle broke the laws of arms, and that the two men hadn’t applied to hunt locally, they are both, going to, get fined too.

Shi (age 55) claimed, that they parked their car at the 93rd kilometer marker of the Alishan Highway, they picked up the guns, and started shooting the flying squirrels and the muntjacs, he shot a flying squirrel, and his uncle and he went out with the lights on their heads, searching for the animal, his uncle was standing on the top of the hill, he was fifteen meters below where his uncle was, in the nights, he looked up at his uncle’s headlights, and mistook it for the flying squirrels, and shot him, he felt very sad that he’d, shot his uncle, thinking he was an animal he was hunting.

The head of the Hunters’ Association of the Zhou Tribe, Kao told, that the Alishan self-governing regions is the hunting grounds of his people, currently, it’s the breeding season for the wild hogs, the muntjacs, and during this time of breeding, you’d needed a valid hunting license to hunt there.

And so, this, is an accident, the man mistook his uncle’s headlight as the shiny eyes of the flying squirrel and fired at him, and, it’d injured his uncle, this just showed, how easy it is, to mistakenly shoot someone, and how you shouldn’t be hunting without a license, like these two men were doing.

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