Texas woman wounded when dog knocks over shotgun

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — 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 (http://bit.ly/18oWhfO ) 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.”

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