Monday, September 23, 2013
Fort Worth woman wounded after dog knocked over shotgun
Plenty of questions are unanswered, like why was the shotgun loaded?
FORT WORTH North Texas police are investigating a canine caper that left a dog owner with a shotgun wound.
The dog was ambling about its Fort Worth home Saturday night when it knocked over a shotgun leaning near the homeowner. The gun discharged when it fell to the ground, striking the 78-year-old woman in the left foot as she watched television.
She didn’t immediately seek medical attention, and by the next morning her foot had swollen. She then sought treatment at a Fort Worth hospital.
Police spokeswoman Sharron Neal tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the woman says the dog shouldn’t be blamed.
The name and breed of the dog weren’t released. Neal says, “He has the right to remain silent.”