Dog named trigger shoots hunter

An Indiana woman was accidentally shot in the foot when her dog stepped on her shotgun on Saturday.

In Kosciusko County, the 25-year-old woman, Allie Carter, placed her 12-gauge shotgun on the ground while hunting waterfowl in the Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area.

Her dog, named Trigger, stepped on the gun, releasing the trigger and shooting Carter in the foot. The gun’s safety was off.

She was quickly transported to the hospital for injuries to her left foot and toes.

The Indiana Conservation Officer are using the incident as a chance to educate people about gun safety.

[ Indy Star ]