The Las Cruces Sun News reports:
Charlie’s still a good dog. That’s what Sonny “Tex” Gilligan, 74, said days after Charlie — his 120-pound Rottweiler mix — accidentally shot him.
Gilligan was in the driver’s seat of his parked pickup truck, along with the dog, when he was shot. “Charlie got his foot in the trigger of the gun and I leaned forward and he slipped off the seat and caught the trigger — and it shot,” Gilligan said.
The shotgun — in the backseat of the pickup, along with Charlie — fired through Gilligan’s front driver’s seat. The bullet went through Gilligan’s back, breaking a few ribs and shattering his collar bone, and caused other severe injuries.