ELM CREEK, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska teenager is recovering after he shot his own foot while trying to shoot a raccoon that was attacking his dog.
18-year-old Devin Stall, of Elm Creek, was wounded Monday night. The Buffalo County sheriff’s office says he heard a raccoon attacking his dog and shot the animal with .22 rifle.
The sheriff’s office says the raccoon was wounded with the first shot and Stall put his foot on the animal to hold it down. When he fired again, he accidentally shot himself in the right foot.
Stall was treated at a Kearney hospital and released.