Woman apparently shot by dog

Enid emergency personnel work the scene of a shooting in the 1600 block of North 10th on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (Billy Hefton / Enid News & Eagle)

ENID, Okla. — A Nash woman apparently was accidentally shot by a dog Thursday afternoon while she and the man she is a caretaker for were waiting for a train on North 10th.

Enid Police Department responded to the 2:32 p.m. call at 1600 N. 10th after receiving a 911 call reporting an accidental shooting.

Brent Parks, 79, of Nash, was stopped for a train on North 10th and his caretaker, Tina Springer, 44, of Nash, was in the passenger seat of the vehicle. Parks' yellow lab was in the backseat of the vehicle, which has a folding center console. A .22 caliber handgun was under the console.

While they were stopped for the train, the dog jumped from the backseat onto the console, causing the gun to discharge and hitting Springer in the left thigh, according to police. Police said cloth from the seat covers also could have gotten into the trigger well of the gun, causing it to discharge. Parks told police he doesn't normally carry the weapon loaded.

Springer was transported from the scene by Life EMS to St. Mary's Regional Medical Center for treatment.

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Rains is police and court reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. Follow him on Twitter, @cassrains.
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