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Dog accidentally triggers pistol, shooting owner — police

/ 06:10 PM November 06, 2020
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A pet dog accidentally caused a handgun to go off and shoot his owner in the thigh, a police department in Texas in the United States reported.

The animal’s paw got lodged in the trigger of a pistol, which was tucked in its owner’s waistband at the time, the Plano Police Department disclosed on Facebook on Nov. 3.

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“Accidents Happen! Imagine having your pistol tucked inside your waistband and while picking up your dog, a paw gets lodged in the trigger and fires the weapon, sending a bullet into and through your thigh. Well, that happened here in Plano,” the department’s Facebook page posted.

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The police department did not disclose the owner’s identity but listed some advice on gun safety.

One of the tips is to always assume and treat a weapon as loaded, while another is that a gun owner must always make sure that the holster is safe and protect the trigger from firing accidentally. NVG

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