A Wisconsin woman accidentally shot a friend of hers while using the laser sight on a handgun to play with a cat, according to authorities.

A criminal complaint which showed the 19-year-old woman was charged with negligent use of a weapon at a Kenosha apartment Tuesday afternoon. The handgun was brought to the apartment by a 21-year-old.

The woman, who witnesses say was under the influence of alcohol, picked up the handgun, "turned on the laser sight and was pointing it at the floor to get the cat to chase it," according to the complaint. That, was when the gun went off.


The 21-year-old male was standing in a doorway, and was shot in the thigh, authorities said. He left, and went to another apartment where police found him when responding to his 911 call.

A tourniquet was applied to his leg to stop the bleeding before he was taken to the hospital. There's no word on his condition, but police say he's facing charges for violating bond conditions that prevented him from having a weapon.

The woman told police she thought the magazine was out of the gun and said it “accidentally went off,” according to the complaint.

Read more at AP

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