In a bizarre twist of fate, a man died in Istanbul after a bullet he fired at his girlfriend ricocheted and hit him in the stomach, Turkish media outlets reported Monday.
Prior to the incident, 35-year-old Taner Bayar was having an argument with his girlfriend Menice Bulut.
After the argument, Bayar came to Bulut's house with a gun and fired seven back-to-back bullets at the 25-year-old woman, who was severely wounded in different parts of her body.
As Bayar, who worked as a bus driver in Istanbul's Fatih district, was in the process of shooting, a bullet ricocheted into his stomach, eventually killing him after he was admitted to a nearby hospital.
Critically injured Bulut was found in a puddle of her own blood on the floor of her house. According to reports, her health remains in a life-threatening condition due to the injuries she sustained.