Cat Accidentally Shoots Owner

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An Upper Peninsula man is in the hospital after he was accidentally shot by his cat.

State troopers in Iron County showed up at Joseph Stanton's home in Bates Township last night to find him wounded in the lower torso. The 29-year-old man was cooking when his cat knocked a loaded nine millimeter handgun off the counter.

The gun discharged and a bullet struck Stanton.

Stanton was taken to a county hospital for treatment. There's no word on his condition.