October 14, 2018 / 2:35 PM / a month ago

British cyclist shot dead by hunter in French Alps

LYON, France (Reuters) - A 34-year old British man was shot dead by a hunter while cycling in the French Alps, police said on Sunday.

The victim, a restaurateur living nearby, in the Haute-Savoie region, was killed by one bullet while cycling down a path along woods.

A 22-year old man taking part in a group hunt is believed to have shot the bullet, police said. He was hospitalised in a state of shock.

An investigation for involuntary manslaughter was opened.

(This refiled version of the story fixes reference to Haute-Savoie in paragraph two).

Reporting by Catherine Lagrange; Writing by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Mark Potter

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