81-year-old Kelly Kellerman, playing the role of Lenny in the Sarasota Senior Theater's production of Of Mice and Men, was shot in head by loaded gun during rehearsal on Sunday.
Kellerman, who is now recovering after being accidentally shot at point blank range in the back of the head during a final rehearsal of the show, with a gun that was supposed to be empty.
Co- actor, Bill Bordy, picked up a pistol he had borrowed from another cast member and fired it at the head of fellow actor Fred Kellerman.
He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The doctors determined the bullet tore into his skull, ricocheted off bone, then came back out and tore off a piece of his ear, the Doctors sewed the piece of ear back on, Kellerman said.
No charges have been filed, but the shooting is still under investigation.