MANATEE -- A 59-year-old Bradenton man accidentally shot his 58-year-old wife in the head when he dropped his gun on the ground and it fired, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The incident happened about 8:40 a.m. Sunday in the 3800 block of 100th Street West.
Deputies responded to Blake Medical Center to interview the principals separately.
Both said they were preparing to play golf when he removed a small five-shot revolver from his pocket, dropped it and it discharged when it hit the floor, according to the report. The round grazed the woman on the side of her head and they drove together to the emergency room.
The victim was alert and talking and was going to be released after receiving treatment for the wound.
At this time, this incident appears accidental, according to the report.