Sun. Jul 21st, 2019

8-year-old boy accidentally shoots mother at baseball game, gun owner charged

A Tennessee mother was hospitalized in critical condition after her 8-year-old son accidentally shot her at a college baseball game, police said.

The gun’s owner, Charles McFarland Jr., was arrested and faces charges of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

According to report, the mother and son were at the annual Babe Howard Classic game Tuesday night at the U.S.A Baseball Stadium in Millington, about 30 minutes north of Memphis, when the boy found a loaded gun while playing inside an antique World War II jeep belonging to McFarland, authorities said.

A bond has not been set for McFarland, 76.due to the incident, the game between the University of Memphis and the University of Tennessee at Martin was suspended because of the shooting.

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