A College Station, Texas woman was trying to shoot a skunk that was eating from the cat bowls that she kept outside the back porch. She got her .45-caliber handgun (which she keeps in her purse and for which she has a concealed weapons permit) and shot at the skunk as it was near the bowls.
She missed. The bullet ricocheted off the porch, went through the back door and struck her husband in the abdomen. The bullet missed his vital organs and lodged in his hip. He was airlifted to the hospital in Houston where he was treated and released the next day.
Police will present their findings to the prosecutor.
"Discharging a firearm in that situation was probably not good judgment," said the county sheriff. "It certainly was reckless but I don't know if anyone would be served if any charges were to be filed."