Just in case you didn’t know, it’s quite de rigeur when you get married in Turkey to take out your semi automatic AK 47 rifle and spray a few bullets of joy into the sky. Except in Tevfik Altin‘s case that joy turned to absolute horror when he lost control of his rifle…
CNN: Three family members at a wedding in Turkey have been accidentally shot dead by the groom firing an AK-47 rifle in celebration.
The groom, Tevfik Altin, lost control of his rifle, spraying the guests with bullets and killing his father and two aunts and injuring six others, according to CNN Turk.
It reported that Altin had been arrested after the incident in the village of Akcagoze in southeastern Turkey. Guns are often fired into the air in celebration in some parts of Turkey.
One family member, who did not give his name, told CNN: “It happened very quickly. We all tried to take cover and there was blood all over. We are all very sad right now.”
The injured guests included three children aged 10, 12 and 16, according to CNN Turk.
The moral of the story. Guns are dangerous. Always have been, always will be. Even if it is at a wedding where you are the groom.