Holy Cow! Firefighter shoots at cow; hits partner instead
by Chris Norwood
TALLADEGA COUNTY — A car versus cow accident on Plantersville Road Wednesday night ended with a volunteer firefighter getting shot in the leg.

Yes, you read that correctly.

According to Talladega County Chief Deputy Jimmy Kilgore, two Renfroe Vounteer firefighters responded to the call on the 3000 block of Plantersville Road about 8 Wednesday night. While they were trying to move the injured cow out of the roadway, the animal became agitated and attempted to charge at one of the firefighters. The firefighter pulled a handgun and shot at the cow but missed, instead hitting his colleague in the lower leg.

The injured firefighter was transported to Regional Medical Center in Anniston. No word was available on his condition Thursday.

Kilgore said both men agreed the shooting was accidental, and that no charges would be filed.

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