A Nova Scotia man who fired a shot at his own dog is facing charges because the bullet hit a young man instead.
The RCMP say the 46-year-old shooter from Bigney, N.S., decided to use a handgun to kill the dog last Saturday night because the animal had bitten several people.
When the man fired, he missed the dog and instead hit a 21-year-old man inside the home.
Police arrested the older man when they responded to a complaint Saturday about a discharged firearm, and they also seized 29 long guns and nine handguns.
The shooting victim was treated in hospital for minor injuries and the dog was seized by animal control officers.
The accused is scheduled to appear in provincial court on March 29 to face weapons charges.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 20, 2021.
The Canadian Press