Grandmother Accidentally Shoots Grandson

A Tampa grandmother accidentally shot her 7-year-old grandson Tuesday morning.

Linda Maddox, 63, was sleeping with her twin grandsons, Tyler Maddox and his brother, at 6505 Alta Monte Drive. The boy’s father had gone to work so Linda placed a chair up against the door handle for extra security.

Just before 1:00 am, she heard the chair scooting across the floor, she grabbed a loaded .22 caliber revolver and shot toward the door.

She then realized it was Tyler and she had shot him in the upper body.

He has been transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition.