Be polite to your romantic partners.
First responders arrived to find the man applying pressure to a wound on the right side of his 21-year-old girlfriend of four months. She told police they had just returned to his apartment after getting dinner when she heard a gunshot and (she–ed.) fell to the ground.
The man gave a brief statement at the scene, saying that the couple had just gotten back to his apartment from dinner. He always has a pistol with him, and he thought he cleared the rounds from it when they returned. He said he didn’t realize it was loaded when it went off, and the bullet hit his girlfriend.
He didn’t know the gun was loaded (sigh).