Gun safety is a sensitive topic that has taken shape over the past few years as more and more people are being authorized to carry guns, especially with a house full of children and the elderly. It is one thing to seek authorization for guns if you are in innate danger or live in an area where protection is required at all costs. The repercussions may sometimes turn out to be irreparable.
In a surprising turn of events, People reported an incident where a Florida mother, upon hearing a sound from the kitchen, accidentally shot her son in the leg, assuming he was an intruder. The Pembroke Pines Police Department in Pembroke Pines, Florida, reported that the boy was taken to the hospital immediately after the incident.
The police stated the case via People, saying that they received a call of a shooting inside a home near Northwest 134 Avenue and Northwest 9th Street around 1:43 a.m. The statement then continues that upon arriving at the location, the authorities found the unidentified son and mother inside, saying, “[She] had fallen asleep on her living room couch while her son had fallen asleep upstairs in his room earlier in the evening,” additionally adding that the two are the only people who live in the residence.
The statement continued that the mother was asleep on her couch when a noise from the kitchen startled her. Fearing that it was an intruder, she “removed a firearm that she had concealed in her purse next to her in the living room.” When she went to the kitchen to check out the source of the noise, she found her son, and according to the statement, they were both startled. The police continued, “The mother accidentally fired her gun twice, striking the floor once and inadvertently striking her son in his leg,” adding that authorities are closely investigating the case, but they said there “does not appear to be any criminal intent” in the case at this time.
For the sake of a closer look at the investigation, The Department of Children and Family was also contacted for the investigation and is working closely with the authorities.