_Unbeknown to Egan, Simmons had also left the tent to pick up loose oranges that had fallen from trees on the property. Instead of hitting his wild target, Egan struck his girlfriend in both legs with a .30-caliber bullet. "He saw a hog and thought he shot it and went to look for it," Maj. Steve Clair with the Flagler County Sheriff's Office told ABCNews.com. "He heard her and thought it was a hog and just shot." Simmons, of Brandon, had to be airlifted to the Halifax Health Medical Center for surgery and was listed in serious condition.
Headlines aside, it's no laughing matter. Simmons is lucky to be alive and Egan is extremely lucky to not have a tragic, completely avoidable death on his conscience.