A woman in Enid, Oklahoma was shot in the leg on Thursday when a dog jumped on top of a gun inside the vehicle she was in, causing it to fire.
Tina Springer, 44, was in the passenger seat of 79-year-old Brent Parks’ pickup truck as they were stopped at a railroad crossing on North 10th when the incident occurred.
Reports said Parks’ yellow Labrador retriever puppy was frightened by the train and jumped from the back seat of the vehicle onto the folding center console that had a .22 caliber handgun underneath it, according to Enid News & Eagle.
Police said the gun discharged and a bullet hit Springer in her left thigh. When he realized what had happened, Parks placed his belt around Springer’s leg to stanch the flow of blood, then called 911.
“The dog shot her?” the 911 operator is heard asking Parks in the audio recording. “Yeah,” Parks replied, adding that “he stepped on it and it went off.” (Read more from “Woman Accidentally Shot by Labrador Puppy” HERE)