A Florida grandmother, Carolyn Wright, 52, was fatally shot by her daughter early Friday with a gun her grandchild brought home, police said.
A teen who lives at the Town ‘n’ Country house where four generations of the family resided came home with the gun. The teen’s mother, identified by the Tampa Bay Times as 33-year-old Jessica Wright, found the gun and took it away.
She took the bullets out of the weapon and thought she had emptied out all the ammo, officials in the sheriff’s office said. Yet the gun still had one round in the chamber, and the younger Wright accidentally fired it and hit her mother in the upper body. An emergency crew who rushed to the Pinehurst Circle home just after midnight Friday pronounced Carolyn Wright dead.
Investigators said one of the teens living in the home panicked after the shooting and threw the gun into a storm drain down the street. Deputies later recovered the weapon. They are now working on how the teen found the gun in the first place.