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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.”