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    US grandmother, Linda Maddox, accidentally shoots her seven-year-old grandson

    IN a case of mistaken identity an American grandmother has shot and critically wounded her seven-year-old grandson.

    Mistaking him for an intruder, 63-year-old Linda Maddox from Tampa, Florida, grabbed a loaded gun from beside her bed and fired one shot at her grandson, wounding him critically reports AP.
    Maddox and her twin grandsons were sleeping in her bed, their father having left earlier for work, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
    Afraid of intruders Maddox had placed a chair against the bedroom door handle for extra protection.


    The incident apparently left him with horrific facial injuries (right)

    At around 1am she heard the chair sliding against the wood floor — and assuming it was an intruder she grabbed her .22-caliber revolver and fired once in the dark at the door.
    She reports that seconds later she heard a scream from her grandson, Tyler Maddox, who had been shot in the upper body.
    He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

    US grandmother, Linda Maddox, accidentally shoots her seven-year-old grandson

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    What a sad, scared life she must usually live - a chair placed against the bedroom door and a loaded firearm beside her head.

    Firing in the dark when you know there are 2 others in the same room is sheer stupidity. RIP little one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    RIP little one.


    'Es nowt dead yet......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    RIP little one.


    'Es nowt dead yet......

    yeah, give her a chance to reload.

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    Thoughtful of them to pixellate the injured identical twin so his privacy is not infringed.

    You wouldn't get that in Thailand.

    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    The incident apparently left him with horrific facial injuries (right)
    At least they will be able to tell them apart now if he makes it.

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    But guns don't kill people...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    But guns don't kill people...

    Good lord!

    'Es nowt dead yet......
    Why are all "you" people so quick to put little Timmy in a coffin?
    It's because he's Black isn't it?

    Racists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    What a sad, scared life she must usually live
    not living the American dream.
    let's hope the kid pulls through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    RIP little one.


    'Es nowt dead yet......
    Yep. A case of a mistaken adverb. Sorry about that, little one. Get well soon.

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