TOWN N COUNTRY, Fla. - A woman accidentally shot her 7-year-old grandson early Tuesday morning after she thought there was an intruder in her home, police said.
Linda Maddox was sleeping with her twin grandsons, Tyler Maddox and his brother, at her home in Florida.
The boys' father had gone to work, and the grandmother placed a chair against the bedroom door handle for extra protection.
Just before 1:00 a.m., Linda Maddox, 63, heard the chair sliding against the wood floor, WFTS reported.
Assuming it was an intruder, she grabbed a loaded .22 caliber revolver she keeps by the bed and she fired one shot in the dark, towards the door.
Seconds after firing, she heard the screams of her grandson, Tyler.
She had shot him in the upper body. Tyler Maddox was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
United Nations warns against Ebola complacency
The United Nations is urging donors, organizations and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death…
Netanyahu in U.S. ahead of divisive speech
It's finally the week of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's big speech to Congress, and there's a lot of speculation about Bibi's objectives.
Iraq fights to recapture Tikrit from ISIS
With the help of Shiite militia and local tribes, the Iraqi Army has launched another military operation to take back the city of Tikrit from ISIS.
ISIS frees at least 19 Christian captives
The terrorist group ISIS has freed at least 19 of the 220 Assyrian Christians they abducted from northern Syria last week.