After Teen Gets Shot, Mom ... Checks WebMD

And she might face charges for it

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted May 9, 2013 7:26 AM CDT

(Newser) – It turns out WebMD doesn't have a page for gunshot wounds, but if it did, we're guessing the "when to see a doctor" section would be pretty straightforward. A Texas mom may face felony charges for allegedly checking the self-diagnosis site—rather than, say, calling an ambulance—when her 14-year-old son was shot by a significantly older friend who was playing with a gun, KHOU reports.

Video captured by their home's security cameras shows Pete Jesse Rodriguez, 24, trained the pistol on the teen and followed the boy with it as he tried to step out of the gun's line of fire. Eventually, Rodriguez, who the Houston Chronicle reports lives in the Santa Fe, Texas, home, pulled the trigger, striking the teen in the upper thigh. After several minutes spent collapsed on the floor, the teen was able to get up, whereupon he and his mother surfed WebMD, according to police. She did eventually drive him to the hospital ... seven hours later. He's currently in stable condition, and Rodriguez has been arrested.

WebMD is a fine site, but probably not your best option for dealing with a gunshot wound.
WebMD is a fine site, but probably not your best option for dealing with a gunshot wound.   (Shutterstock)
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