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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 5:35 pm

Dog named Trigger shoots owner at hunt

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Authorities said a Noble County woman is recovering after being shot by her dog while hunting in Kosciusko County.

Indiana conservation officer Jonathon Boyd said 25-year-old Allie Carter of Avilla was getting up to reposition during a waterfowl hunt Saturday at Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area when she laid her 12-gauge shotgun on the ground at her feet without its safety on.

Boyd said that as she got up, her chocolate Labrador retriever named Trigger stepped on top of the shotgun and depressed the trigger. Boyd said Carter was shot in the left foot at point-blank range, suffering injuries to her foot and toes. She was treated at two hospitals and released.

Smokes, cellphone taken in robbery

About 1 a.m. Sunday, Fort Wayne police responded to the McMillen Express gas station in the 3500 block of Wayne Trace for reports of an armed robbery.

Officers found a person who said he was robbed outside a party on Diplomat Drive.

Two men, who had been at the party, displayed a handgun and took the victim’s iPhone and cigarettes, police said.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.