8-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shoots Mother at Baseball Game

A Tennessee mother was hospitalized in critical condition after her 8-year-old son accidentally shot her at a college baseball game, police said.

Charles McFarland was arrested after an 8-year-old child accidentally shot his mother with a gun belonging to McFarland in Tennessee on Tuesday. McFarland was arrested and faces charges of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

The boy found a loaded gun while playing inside an antique World War II jeep belonging to McFarland, authorities said. The jeep was on display as part of a celebration the stadium holds for veterans.

The child, thinking the gun was a toy, pulled the trigger, shooting his mother. She was taken to a Memphis hospital in critical condition, police said.

Source: Man charged after child found unsecured gun, shot mother at baseball game

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