December 29, 2008

Shot misses dog, hits neighbor

Authorities in Jacksonville, Fla., say a woman who fired a pistol at a dog missed and inadvertently shot her neighbor in the back.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Lt. Ron Norse said the woman, who was not named, fired a shot at a pit bull she thought was attacking her son, but the bullet instead bounced off a driveway, burrowed through the wall of a neighboring modular home and lodged itself in a woman's back, the Jacksonville Times-Union reported Monday.

Norse said the injured woman was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening wound.

He said no arrest was made in the incident.