ELK GROVE (CBS13) – A man who was shot in the face by his older brother during a pig slaughter over the weekend has died.
The Sacramento County Coroner’s website identified the victim as 28-year-old Koua Vang.
The shooting happened early Saturday morning at the family’s rural Elk Grove home in the 8400 block of Kinder Lane.
Vang was shot as he and his brother were attempting to slaughter one of their pigs for a family party.
The older brother had the .22 caliber rifle, while Vang stood by. When the older brother put the gun to the pig and fired, police say the pig bucked back.
“The pig bucked, and the rifle went backwards, and it went off again a second time,” said Officer Chris Trim.
The second shot hit Vang directly in the face.
Police said on Saturday that they did not believe the shooting was an intentional act.