Florida man shooting at target in backyard hits neighbor sitting at dining room table, deputies say

A Collier County man’s target practice went horribly wrong on Monday when deputies say he shot a woman who was sitting at her dining room table.

Juan Arreguin, 41, is charged with one count of shooting a missile into a dwelling and one count of discharging a firearm in public.

Around 12:20 p.m. deputies responded to a report of a woman with a possible gunshot wound. 

The 21-year-old victim appeared to have injuries to her right arm and right side.   She told deputies that she was sitting at the dinner table, which is next to a window, when there was a loud crash at the window and she felt something strike her right arm and side.

Deputies discovered a hole in the window adjacent to where the woman was sitting and a bullet on the floor,  8-10 feet away from her. The woman told deputies that right before she was injured she heard gunshots coming from the home behind her property.

The woman was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and released. 

Detectives say Arreguin had been shooting at a target – a bottle set up against packed-down mulch – with his Ruger 40 S&W handgun right before deputies arrived. 

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