A hunter who accidentally shot a jogger out for a morning run because he thought he was a deer has been charged with attempted murder in Sweden. The 48-year-old man, whose name has not been released, told police he shot Olle Rosdahl, 75, by accident in the town of Klippan in southern Sweden’s Skane County.
But the authorities, who have just released the video recorded by the gun’s electronic sights, say it was obvious his target was a human being when he shot the jogger from a distance of 558ft in November 2018. Mr Rosdahl was severely injured but managed to reach a neighbour a few hundred metres away, where he received help. He was taken to a hospital by ambulance.
The bullet had gone straight through his side without any vital organs being damaged. The Norwegian gunman, who was reportedly visiting Sweden to hunt deer, wild boar and fox, was arrested later that day. He insists the shooting was an unfortunate accident.
But, after viewing the video footage which shows the hunter aiming at a figure who buckles over as the shot hits its target police refused to believe his story and charged him with attempted murder.
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