Prosecutors have received a report into the death of an Italian businessman who was shot dead during a Perthshire hunting trip.
Marco Cavola is believed to have died after being struck by a stray bullet, while shooting pigeons with two friends at the Rossie Estate near Inchture.
It happened on the morning of Monday, March 25, prompting a major response by emergency services.
A joint investigation by Police Scotland and Perth and Kinross Council into the tragedy is ongoing.
The findings of the initial stage of the investigation has now been revealed to the Crown Office, which has the power to call for a fatal accident inquiry.
A spokesman said: “The prosecutor fiscal has received a report in connection with the death of a 42-year-old man in Inchture, Perthshire, on March 25.
“The multi-agency investigation is ongoing and once complete will be fully considered by the Crown’s Health and Safety Investigations Unit.
“The families will continue to be kept updated in relation to any significant developments.”
Police Scotland and Perth and Kinros Council declined to comment further.
More than 2,500 people when to Mr Cavola’s funeral in his home town of Lariano, on the outskirts of Rome. The town’s mayor was among those who paid tribute during the ceremony.
At the end of the service, white doves and heart shaped balloons were released.
According to reports in Italy, Mr Cavola leaves behind his wife Sara and three children, two girls aged 14 and 12, and a seven-year-old boy.
The businessman’s family, alongside the Italian council of the foreign ministry, travelled to Scotland shortly after the shooting to accompany Mr Cavola’s body back to Italy.
The Velletri branch of Italy’s populist Lega Nord party paid tribute to the entrepreneur and hunter.
The Salvin Premier League of Velletri Facebook page posted: “The Salvini Premier League of Velletri huddles around the pain of Marco Cavola’s family.
“We express our deepest condolences to all his loved ones with emotion.”
He was a regular visitor to Scotland, according to the Italian media, who noted he would often join hunts for pigeons and other birds in the countryside.
A Juventus fan, he was recognised for his involvement in his local footballing community in the Lazio region, as well as in his role as the head of a landscaping business.