Woman Wounded When Dog Knocks Over Shotgun

Monday, Sep 16, 2013  |  Updated 12:45 PM CDT
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Woman Wounded When Dog Knocks Over Shotgun

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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 said the dog shouldn't be blamed.

Neal said, "He has the right to remain silent."

The name and breed of the dog weren't released.

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