A wedding ceremony turned tragic in Turkey when three family members were killed by the groom, who fired an AK-47 rifle in celebration.

Tevfik Altin is said to have lost control of his gun, killing his father and two aunts.  Six others were also injured.

Firing guns into the air is commonplace at weddings and other celebrations in Turkey.

One family member says, “It happened very quickly. We all tried to take cover and there was blood all over. We are all very sad right now.”

The injured guests include three children ages 10, 12 and 16.

The groom has been arrested.