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Dog finds gun in the snow, fires same

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LAWRENCE, Ma. (AP) - A police dog in Mass. accidentally fired a gun recently.

Police say the dog was searching for a gun in a snowbank when it accidentally pulled the trigger with its paw, firing the weapon.

The episode started when an officer on patrol heard three gunshots. When the officer went to investigate, he saw a vehicle speed away.

When the car pulled over, police saw a man leap out and bury something in the snow.

Ivan, a dog handled by the Essex County Sheriff's Department, was called to the scene to find whatever was buried in the snow. Police say he started digging furiously and fired the gun.

No humans -or dogs - were hurt.




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