Ohio Teen Gets Accidentally Shot By Her Surprised Mom After Coming Home From College Early

Not all surprises are pleasant.

For either party.

In Ohio, a young woman named Hannah Jones ran into her house to surprise her mother with her early arrival home from college.

The mother was, indeed, very surprised.

Thinking an intruder was bursting through the door, the mother shot Jones. In a since-deleted Facebook, Jones told the story.

“As I ran through the door, she was in fear for her life and shot me.”

The daughter reacted as any would.

“I crouched down and let out two screams.”

Alerted by the screams, Jones’s boyfriend quickly ran inside and called 911.

He told the dispatcher:

“My girlfriend just came home from college and her mom didn’t know, like honestly — she accidentally shot her.”

The accident left Jones’s arm broken in three places. X-rays posted online also reveal eight screws and three plates.

She wrote:

“It truly has been a crazy few days, but I am beyond thankful to still be here on this earth today. I sure am lucky to still be here! It still baffles my mind to know that I could be dead, but thankfully I had an angel looking over me that night.”

Twitter took a dim view of the mother who accidentally shot her daughter.



According to Girard Police Chief John Norman, the mother had a conceal and carry permit, but prosecutors are still deciding whether or not to press charges.

In the meantime, he offers this sage advice to the public:

“If you realize someone has a gun for protection, and they’re not expecting you — announce yourself when you enter the home, or even if you’re getting up to get a drink of water in the middle of the night.”

If you want a gun in your home, consider trigger safety locks that allow the gun to be easily accessible while remaining safe from curious fingers. And the extra seconds spent opening the trigger lock, available  here, can keep you from shooting a family member.


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