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Dad Accidentally Shoots Self, Son Does Same to Mom

...after beating her to the gun
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2011 10:50 AM CST
Dad Accidentally Shoots Self, Son Does Same to Mom
Letting a gun fall into a kid's hands is a big mistake. Then again, so is shooting yourself in the leg.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – You don't need two guns to cause two accidents. Just ask Allen Jones; on Saturday, the Alabama dad was carrying his .40 Glock from his car to the house when he tripped, fell, and accidentally shot himself in the leg, NBC 15 reports. His wife, Aleisha, was inside bathing their son when she heard his cries for help. She came running—but so did the child, who got there first and grabbed the gun.

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When Aleisha tried to take the gun from him, the young boy accidentally shot her in the side of the neck. Neighbors heard the shots and called 911. Both parents were taken to the hospital, and are in stable condition; neither injury appears to be life-threatening. (Read more shooting stories.)

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