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In tiny town south of Charlotte, officer's child accidentally shoots mom

Posted January 5
Updated January 6

— The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating after a 2-year-old shot his mother Tuesday.

The shooting occurred Tuesday night and is said to be an accident.

The child is the son of a police officer in Waxhaw.


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  • Stacie Hagwood Jan 6, 2017
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    ...and another person is shot by a gun that was "kept for protection." So preventable and unnecessary. But don't confuse gun nuts with facts; they won't pay attention because they think they have it all under control until it isn't. And as a former police officer married to a police officer, I am intimately familiar with mistakes that can be made and the tragedies that result, in our homes and in homes that aren't law enforcement. The common denominator is always a gun and carelessness and/or overconfidence and complacency.

  • Jeff Freuler Jan 6, 2017
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    Uh since this happened Tuesday I would say this isn't news and other news agencies have been finished with it. But wait WRAL has an anti law enforcement agenda so this fits right in

  • Kierstyn Myers Jan 6, 2017
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    Thanks to : http://www.wcnc.com/news/2-year-old-of-waxhaw-police-officer-accidentally-shot-mother/382459360
    I found more information.
    "Union County Sheriff spokesman Tony Underwood said the child found one of his father's secondary service weapons in a zipped-up bag in their home's laundry room.
    He said the child unzipped the bag and accidentally fired the gun, which struck his mom in the buttocks.
    She was taken to Carolinas Healthcare System Union where she's since been discharged"

  • Kierstyn Myers Jan 6, 2017
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    Ok, so, is the mother ok? Is she in Critical Condition? Did he shoot her in the leg, back, chest, arm, hand? There is absolutely no information here. I would like to know the state of the mother, I really don't care that he was the son of a police officer. I'd rather know if this child still has a mother to go home to.

  • Donald Holder Jan 5, 2017
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    That's why you don't leave your weapon unsecured. As a law enforcement officer, he knew better.