50-year-old Reginald Williams and his friend 30-year-old Jason Letort were at Williams' hog pen in Vancleave, Mississippi, rounding up a hog to roast. Letort shot the hog with a .22-caliber rifle, but he only injured the animal. The hog took off running and escaped out of the pen. The men followed, trying to trap the wounded hog. That's when the hog charged Letort. He fired another shot at the hog and the bullet ricocheted, hitting Williams in the chest. Williams was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.
The Sheriff ruled the shooting an accident. When asked about the wounded animal he replied, "I have no idea what happened to the hog. That was not my concern."