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Mother Tries To Shoot Neighbor's Puppy, Hits Her 5-YO Son Instead

Mother Tries To Shoot Neighbor's Puppy, Hits Her 5-YO Son Instead

The mother, Angelia Vargas, was arrested and charged with 'deadly conduct discharge with a firearm' for shooting across a road towards occupied homes

A Houston mother accidentally shot her five-year-old son in the stomach while aiming at her neighbor's loose dog, The terrifying incident was captured on a doorbell CCTV camera, reported Mirror

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According to the outlet, officers responded after receiving reports of shots being fired in the neighborhood. When they arrived at the scene, they found that the young boy had been shot in the abdomen. Local reports said that the mother, Angelia Vargas, 24, was arrested and charged with 'deadly conduct discharge with a firearm' for shooting across a road towards occupied homes. ABC13 reported that Vargas, her husband, and the 5-year-old were riding bikes outside when a neighbor's puppy, named Bruno, rushed outside. Vargas pulled out a pistol and fired three shots at the six-month-old boxer puppy.

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One of the bullets accidentally hit her son and He was taken to a hospital. Officers were notified about the incident and they arrested the mother. According to reports, the boy is in a stable condition after being treated for 'non-life-threatening injuries' and is expected to recover completely. The puppy's owner spoke to the publication and said, "I came out of my house because Bruno was barking and barking. I thought my brother was coming. So, I open the door just a little bit and he comes running out." What happened later was recorded on a doorbell video camera. The puppy can be seen running out as the man follows behind. He can be seen trying to make the canine come back in before it begins to roam around, Couple of gunshots are fired and the 5-year-old's parents can be heard screaming right after, reported Mirror. 

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The puppy's owner, whose identity has not been revealed, added, "She could have handled it differently. You know. She was there, her husband was there, I was there, nothing would have happened. Nothing bad like that." He then said that he feels bad for the child and revealed that he has had nightmares about the incident. "I was asleep and I had a dream hearing the little boy crying, and that's what woke me up when I was sleeping yesterday," he explained. A 'citation' was apparently given for having a loose dog, reported Mirror. 

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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/terrifying-moment-mum-shot-son-24246811