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Groom Accidentally Kills 3 Family Members At Wedding


A groom in Turkey has been arrested after authorities say he accidentally shot and killed three of his family members at his wedding.

Police say Tevfik Altin was celebrating his wedding by firing an AK-47 when he lost control of the automatic weapon and accidentally shot and killed his father and two aunts before injuring six others.

Altin has reportedly been arrested in the village of Akcagoze in southeastern Turkey.

Authorities says guns are often fired at weddings, circumcisions and sporting events as part of the celebration.

A guest of the wedding described the melee to CNN Turk saying,

“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.”

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  • Ladyluck

    Weddings are always very happy occasions so this incident seems like something out of a nightmare! I hope that guy burns in hell.

  • Samantha

    The guy was following tradition and it went terribly wrong.

  • Kim

    I fully understand other countries having their traditions. However, the groom should have been properly shown how to use the gun. Since he lost control of it, that makes me feel he had no idea what he was doing. He is going to have to live with the facts he killed three of his family members. I would also like to add I am not so sure I agree with his arrest. It was a tragic accident but hasn’t he already been punished enough?

  • jwilliams

    Trying to get at his inheritance early?!