Four-year-old shoots mother - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Four-year-old shoots mother

EMERSON, NE (CNN) - A four-year-old boy accidentally shot his mother with a hunting rifle stashed underneath a bed.

Authorities said the child was in a bedroom that is normally locked when he took a rifle out of a hard case under the bed.

The gun fired into the living room while he was playing with it.

"While he was playing with it, it went off. The bullet went through the walls and struck the mother in the right side," Dixon County Sheriff's Deputy Roger Peterson said.

Authorities said the mother called 911 from the home and was flown to a hospital where she remains in serious condition.

No charges will be filed.

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