31-year-old Daniel M. from Sarasota, Florida was visiting his friend in Myakka City when the two spotted a skunk. Daniel got his .22 rifle out of the trunk of his car in order to shoot the skunk. He placed the butt of the rifle on the ground and went to load the gun, not realizing that the gun was already loaded. His fingers slipped and hit the trigger, causing the gun to discharge. The bullet went through a finger of his right hand, entered his face through his left cheek and lodged in his head.
His injuries were not life-threatening. Daniel was alert and talking as he was transported to the local hospital.