Dog accidentally shoots ex-LSU lineman in Mississippi

Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources

EAGLE LAKE, Miss. (AP) - A former Louisiana State University lineman was shot while duck hunting in Mississippi and lost his leg. According to his friend, it was an accident involving a dog.

Micah Heckford told The Clarion-Ledger that he and several others were on a duck hunting trip near Eagle Lake when Matt Branch was accidentally hit by a blast from his shotgun, which he had left loaded in the bed of his pickup truck.

Heckford said a Labrador named Tito then jumped onto the truck bed, "stepped on the safety of Branch's shotgun and pulled the trigger."

He said the 12-gauge shotgun shell fired through the side of the truck and hit Branch's left thigh. He said Branch has since had the leg amputated and is expected to recover.

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