Accidental Shooting Critically Injures Woman in Leg

By: Millie Warren Email
By: Millie Warren Email

DAYTON, NV - A woman was transported to a hospital after her son's gun accidentally went off and shot her.

According to the Sergeant with the Lyon County Sheriff Dayton Substation, on Thursday, February 27, 2014, a young man was showing his new gun to his father.

The young man pulled the gun out of the holster when it went off and shot his mother in the leg, according to the sergeant.

The woman was transported by Careflight to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.

Careflight arrived on scene around 3:40 p.m., according to an official with Careflight.

According to an official with Careflight, the woman's injuries are critical.

No one was taken into custody.


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