The doctor shoots dead while checking to see why his gun was not working during the celebratory shots at the Turkish wedding
- Hasan Akdemir, 39, shot himself in the head at a wedding in Konya, Turkey
- Dr. Akdemir had been shooting a gun in the air in celebration. but failed
- When he checked to see why the gun was not working properly, he shot himself
Sara Malm for Mailonline
A doctor died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while checking a weapon that failed at a wedding in Turkey.
Hasan Akdemir, 39, had been using a gun to shoot celebratory shots in the air during the ceremony near the central Turkish city of Konya.
However, the gun did not fire properly, and Dr. Akdemir stopped to check why the gun was not working.
Tragedy: Dr. Hasan Akdemir, a 39-year-old GP, had been using a gun to shoot celebratory shots at a wedding, and ended up shooting himself in the head when he checked the gun
The gun went off in his hand and Dr. Akdemir, a family doctor, ended up shooting himself in the head.
Police began an investigation into the incident amid initial reports that the gun failed.
Eyewitnesses said that Dr. Akdemir pulled the gun from his belt and started shooting in the air during the wedding in the city of Kozagac, outside the city.
The incident took place at a wedding ceremony near the central Turkish city of Konya
When he did not shoot correctly, he picked it up to check, which is when witnesses say he ended up shooting himself in the head.
They called an ambulance to take him quickly to Atasehir State Hospital, but despite the best efforts of the doctors, he could not be saved.
Konya is the seventh largest city in Turkey in Turkey with a prosperous economy that has considered it one of the "boom cities" of the country.