Man accidentally shoots brother in face ‘while slaughtering pig for family celebration dinner’

A 28-year-old man was accidentally shot in  the face by his brother, who was slaughtering a pig for a family  celebration.

Koua Vang, suffered life-threatening injuries  and is now in critical condition at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento hospital  in California, police revealed.

The shooting happened at 6.25am on Saturday  at Mr Vang’s home in a rural part of Elk Grove.

Mr Vang’s 31-year-old older brother was  trying to shoot two pigs for eating later in the day, according to  the Sacramento  Bee.

A circle of family members, including Mr  Vang, gathered around the two bound pigs while his brother took the  shot.

The brother killed one pig, but when he shot the second pig, the animal lurched, hitting the .22-calibre rifle and causing the gun to discharge a second time.

Mr Vang was struck in the face at close  range, police revealed, and put on life support at the hospital.

Trying to shoot quick-witted pigs often seems  to end in disaster.

Ghastly accident: Mr Vang, 28, was shot by his 31-year-old brother with a .22 calibre rifle, pictured

Ghastly accident: Mr Vang, 28, was shot by his  31-year-old brother with a .22 calibre rifle, pictured

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