Two men die in shooting incident during hunt in Bulgarian mountains

Two men died in a shooting incident in the mountains near Sofia, allegedly after they shot each other dead, reports on December 17 2012 said.

One of the men was Petar Bozhilov (49), head of the national sports facility, and the other was an as-yet unnamed 71-year-old.

Police senior commissioner Valeri Yordanov said that the two men, who were found dead about 20 metres from each other, had opened fire during an argument.

Some reports suggested that the dispute had been about whether it was lawful to be hunting where they were. There were conflicting reports about whether the two were part of the same hunting party.

The forestry agency recently announced a timetable for hunting from December 22 to 26.

Bozhilov became head of the national sports facility in November 2009. During his time in office, the Arena Armeec stadium was completed. After an earlier career in the national rowing team, he managed part of Ilientsi market and worked for the now-defunct Agricultural Credit Bank.

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