Man Shoots Himself in Head While Trying to Kill Skunk
A Florida man accidentally shot himself in the head while trying to shoo a skunk off a friend's property, the Miami Herald reported Sunday.
Daniel McDaniels, 31, from Sarasota, south of Tampa, placed the butt end of a .22 rifle on the ground as he loaded it with the intention of firing at the skunk after he spotted it late Friday night, the Bradenton Herald reported.
However the gun was already loaded and the victim accidentally hit the trigger, discharging the gun, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office report said.
The round went through the fingers on McDaniels' right hand, then through his left cheek.
The wound did not appear to be life-threatening, and no charges are pending, police said.