The dog was travelling in the car and jumped onto the back seat (representational image).(Unsplash)
The dog was travelling in the car and jumped onto the back seat (representational image).(Unsplash)

Dog steps on loaded gun, shoots woman. She survives

Tina Springer was in the passenger seat of the vehicle that had stopped on Thursday to wait for a train in Enid in northern Oklahoma.
Enid | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 03:11 PM IST

An Oklahoma woman was shot in the thigh when a dog inside the vehicle with her jumped onto a back seat console, causing a gun under the console to fire.

The Enid News & Eagle reports that Tina Springer was in the passenger seat of the vehicle that had stopped on Thursday to wait for a train in Enid in northern Oklahoma. The yellow Labrador retriever, which belongs to the 79-year-old driver Brent Parks, was in the back seat and jumped onto the folding console. That’s when the .22-caliber handgun under the console went off.

Police say cloth from the seat covers could have gotten into the trigger of the gun, making it discharge.

The 44-year-old Springer, who lives in Nash, Oklahoma, and is Parks’ caretaker, was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police say Parks told them the gun isn’t usually loaded.

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