A college baseball game was postponed in Tennessee on Tuesday evening after an 8-year-old boy allegedly shot his mom in what police are saying was an accident, in accordance with tales.
The unidentified woman was transported to a hospital in essential state of affairs nevertheless her state of affairs was later upgraded to regular, FOX 13 of Memphis reported.
The proprietor of the gun has been detained and police are conducting an investigation to search out out if they will press charges, authorities said.
The capturing occurred at USA Stadium in Millington, the place the University of Memphis Tigers have been having fun with the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Police said the child found the gun inside an classic car being displayed at the stadium and accidentally shot his mom by way of the primary inning of the game, spherical 6:45 p.m.
“The juvenile believed it was a toy gun. He picked the gun up, pulled the trigger, and accidentally shot his mother,” Millington police Chief Mark Dunbar said, in accordance with WMC-TV in Memphis. The game was then halted, in accordance with FOX 13.
The University of Memphis issued a press launch after the incident.
“We are saddened by the unfortunate accidental shooting at the baseball game at USA Stadium in Millington,” the college’s Athletic Department said throughout the assertion, in accordance with the Commercial Appeal of Memphis. “The University of Memphis is cooperating fully with authorities in the investigation. Our deepest thoughts are with the family.”