A moose hunter in Norway accidentally shot a pensioner sitting on the toilet in a nearby holiday home. The man had been aiming for the animal, but saw his wayward bullet pierce the wooden wall behind it and strike the unsuspecting victim.
Officials said the man in his 70s was rushed to hospital by helicopter from the site in the island Vesteroy, around 74 miles south of capital Oslo. His injury was not though to be life-threatening. The moose also escaped unharmed.
Anders Stroemsaether, the policeman leading the investigation, said the hunter had been detained for questioning and the victim was likely to recover. "He was in the toilet when he was shot in the abdomen," he said. "His injury should not be life-threatening. His wife is clear that she does not hold a grudge against the hunter who shot (her husband).
"She is of course upset by what has happened, but she is being taken care of by the police and her family. It is obvious that there is a risk involved in hunting. A hunter is always responsible for ensuring the background is clear when a shot is fired and everyone understands that what has happened here should not happen."