A 21-year-old Cleburne, Texas man was visiting friends when he went outside to smoke a cigarette. As he was standing on the porch his friends were inside "messing around" with handguns. One man decided to practice shooting what he thought was an empty handgun. When he pulled the trigger the gun fired, sending a bullet through the front door and into the man standing on the porch. The bullet went through the victim's left shoulder blade.
The man had to be flown to a hospital in Fort Worth for treatment.
The sheriff is investigating the incident and has yet to charge anyone. "This is a prime example of irresponsible gun ownership and handling," said the sheriff.