A Minnesota deputy sheriff unintentionally shot his wife in the thigh while checking to see if a hunting rifle was unloaded. The couple were returning from early morning deer hunting and because they have little children wanted to double check that the rifle was unloaded before they brought it home.
According to the sheriff's department the deputy had the gun on his lap and while checking it his pinky or part of his clothing hit the trigger. His wife was struck in her thigh.
The deputy faces possible misdemeanor charges including recklessly handling a gun.