Grandmother accidentally shot, killed by daughter after taking gun from teenager

A grandmother was fatally shot by her own daughter who accidentally discharged a gun that one of her teenage children had brought into their suburban Tampa home, authorities said.

The daughter of 52-year-old Carolyn Wright had taken the gun away from the teen and unloaded just after midnight on Friday, Hillsborough County sheriff’s investigators said.

The unidentified daughter thought the gun was empty but there was still one round in the chamber when she accidentally fired the weapon, hitting her mother, The Tampa Bay Times reported.

Carolyn Wright, 52, of Florida was fatally shot early Friday   The shooting occurred when her daughter accidentally discharged a gun one of her teenage children had brought into their suburban Tampa home, authorities said

The daughter had taken the gun away from the teen and unloaded just after midnight on Friday while inside the home (pictured), Hillsborough County sheriff's investigators said

Wright, who was struck in the upper body, died at the scene.

Investigators said following the shooting, one of the teens living at the home panicked and tossed the gun into a storm drain down the street.

Deputies later recovered the weapon and at this time are still investigating where the teen got the gun.

Wright lived at the home owned by her daughter where several others resided including a great-grandmother, two of Wright’s sons, the daughter and her daughter’s four children ages 17, 15, 13 and eight, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Investigators said following the shooting, one of the teens living at the home panicked and tossed the gun into a storm drain (pictured) down the street

On Facebook, Wright’s brother, Anthony, wrote of his heartbreak after learning the news of his sister’s death.

‘Please Pray For. My Family… I Loss My Beautiful Queen Sister,’ he wrote.

In another post he wrote: ‘Up PRAYING… Every Phone Call Is Not A Good One… Please LORD. HELP US.’

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Wright lived at the home owned by her daughter where several others resided including a great-grandmother, two of Wright's sons, the daughter and her daughter's four children ages 17, 15, 13 and eight

Source: The DailyMail

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