Woman Using Gun’s Laser Sight to Play with Cat Shoots Friend

A Wisconsin woman accidentally shot a friend while using the laser sight on a handgun to play with a cat.

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Kenosha police investigate a shooting at 40th Avenue and 45th Street on the city's north side Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in Kenosha, Wis. A 19-year-old woman was using a handgun's laser sight as a cat toy when she accidentally shot a friend, according to prosecutors. The 19-year-old woman was charged Thursday with injury by negligent use of a weapon. (Terry Flores/The Kenosha News via AP)
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KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman accidentally shot a friend while using the laser sight on a handgun to play with a cat, authorities said. A criminal complaint charging the 19-year-old woman with negligent use of a weapon said she was visiting a Kenosha apartment on Tuesday afternoon where a 21-year-old man had brought a handgun. The woman, who a witness said had been drinking, picked up the handgun, “turned on the laser sight…

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