A college student who returned to her Gerard, Ohio, home for a surprise visit is recovering after her mother accidentally shot her, police said.
According to WFMJ-TV, authorities responded to the home after the boyfriend of the 18-year-old victim called 911. Girard police said that the mother, who wasn’t expecting a visitor and is licensed to carry a concealed weapon, was frightened after hearing noises inside the house. Thinking someone was breaking into her house, she grabbed her revolver and opened fire as someone rushed into her bedroom, WJW-TV reported.
That person was actually the woman’s daughter, who was shot in the elbow. Emergency responders took the teen to a nearby hospital, where she was treated and later released.