78-year-old Billy Brown of Pasco County, Florida was returning from an early morning deer hunting outing with his friend and his bulldog, Eli. They were driving down a bumpy road when the dog knocked over a high-powered Browning .308-caliber rifle.
The gun discharged and the bullet hit Brown in the right leg. It struck his bone and damaged the femoral artery. Brown lost a lot of blood and is currently in the hospital in critical condition.
Brown's sister said he loves his dog, Eli. "His prized possession is this dog and it was totally an accident what happened," she said. "If Eli could talk he would say 'I'm so sorry.'"