It seems, then, that they dodged bullets -- literally: and the only reason they managed to escape with their lives was that Otto was such a terrible shooter that he kept on missing his mark. But it was only a matter of time before he would hit that mark.
So a plan was devised to make his "hobby" safer: he was given a pistol loaded with blanks. Every morning, a guard was posted outside Fürstenried Palace (where he was confined from 1875 until the rest of his life), disguised as a peasant. Otto then would go outside and take his daily shot at this fake "peasant" -- who then would feign death by pretending to get felled by a bullet.
Basically, this charade went on for many years -- until 1913, when he finally and mercifully got deposed as king by his cousin Ludwig III (who would be the last king of Bavaria).
Is all this true?