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Boy, 11, is shot by a shotgun pointing at him

Boy, 11, is shot dead by a shotgun pointing left at him in the backseat of his father’s car when it hit a bump in Russia

  • Kirill Kovalenko, 11, was shot dead by a shotgun in a car in Stavropol
  • His father’s friend had unsafely stowed the gun in the front seats of his car
  • The child was blasted in the abdomen and stood in the direct line of fire
  • The friend of Kirill’s father is now being investigated for death by negligence.

A Russian boy was tragically killed when a loaded gun suddenly shot into a car as he accompanied his father to a porthole.

Kirill Kovalenko, 11, was shot dead in a family friend’s car by an improperly saved shotgun while they found their way to a partridge shoot in the village of Kagalyk in the Stavropol region of Russia. 12

The shotgun lay between the front seats of his car with the barrel to the rear.

The schoolboy was sitting in the back seat and the loaded gun shot “while the car went over a bump,” reports said.

Kirill Kovalenko, 11, was pictured in a family photo before being tragically shot by an unsafe stored shotgun while his father's friend drove him to the village of Kagalyk in the Stavropol region, Russia

Kirill Kovalenko, 11, was pictured in a family photo before being tragically shot by an unsafe stored shotgun while his father’s friend drove him to the village of Kagalyk in the Stavropol region, Russia

Alexander Kovalenko, father of Kirill, is pictured posing with a draft of ducks in Russia on an undated photo

Alexander Kovalenko, father of Kirill, is pictured posing with a draft of ducks in Russia on an undated photo

Alexander Kovalenko, father of Kirill, is pictured posing with a draft of ducks in Russia on an undated photo

Alexander is depicted with his son Kirill, who died in a tragic accident in Russia, on an undated photo

Alexander is depicted with his son Kirill, who died in a tragic accident in Russia, on an undated photo

Alexander is depicted with his son Kirill, who died in a tragic accident in Russia, on an undated photo

He stood in the direct line of fire and suffered a serious stomach injury.

“When the men turned around, they noticed the boy had been shot in the stomach,” a report said.

“When the car hit a punch, the gun shot.

“The desperate men rushed to the hospital and the boy was still alive, but doctors couldn’t save his life. “

Alexander Kovalenko (left) is pictured with his wife and Kirill's mother, Zhanna Kovalenko, on an undated photo taken in Russia

Alexander Kovalenko (left) is pictured with his wife and Kirill's mother, Zhanna Kovalenko, on an undated photo taken in Russia

Alexander Kovalenko (left) is pictured with his wife and Kirill’s mother, Zhanna Kovalenko, on an undated photo taken in Russia

Kirill is pictured with his mother Zhanna in an undated photo. According to his mother, Kirill was fond of sports and good at school

Kirill is pictured with his mother Zhanna in an undated photo. According to his mother, Kirill was fond of sports and good at school

Kirill is pictured with his mother Zhanna in an undated photo. According to his mother, Kirill was fond of sports and good at school

Alexander is pictured posing with a number of dead ducks in the Stavropol region of Russia. Alexander's friend, whose rifle it was, is now being investigated for death by negligence

Alexander is pictured posing with a number of dead ducks in the Stavropol region of Russia. Alexander's friend, whose rifle it was, is now being investigated for death by negligence

Alexander is pictured posing with a number of dead ducks in the Stavropol region of Russia. Alexander’s friend, whose rifle it was, is now being investigated for death by negligence

The nameless friend of father Alexander Kovalenko is being investigated by police in the Stavropol region for death by negligence.

Telegram crime news channel Plohie Novosti revealed a disturbing law enforcement image with the boy’s horrific injuries.

The father and his friend were described as enthusiastic hunters.

The boy – whose mother Zhanna, 30, did not attend the porthole in the village of Kagalyk in the Stavropol region – was described as sporty and good at school.

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