18-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Shot by Mom After Returning from College to Surprise Her

In Girard, Ohio, young Hannah Jones pulled a “Surprise!” trick on her mom that gave her a surprise of her own.

This past weekend, 18-year-old Hannah decided to shock her mom by coming home early from college. In a now-deleted Facebook post, Jones says, “As I ran through the door, she was in fear for her life and shot me.” Renee Jones, Hannah’s mother, thought that her daughter was an intruder. Jones’ boyfriend was the one who made the frantic call to 911.

“My girlfriend just came home from college, and her mom didn’t know, like honestly—she accidentally shot her,” he cried. Jones posted pictures of her injuries and X-rays and stated that her right elbow was broken in three places from the shooting. The shooting also left her with eight screws and three plates in her arm after having surgery.

Girard Police Chief John Norman affirmed that her mother had a concealed carry license. “She had a gun readily available, and she fired a round at someone coming through the door. If you realize someone has a gun for protection, and they’re not expecting you—announce yourself when you enter the home, or even if you’re getting up to get a drink of water in the middle of the night,” Norman expressed.

“It truly has been a crazy few days, but I am beyond thankful to still be here on this earth today. I sure am lucky to still be here! It still baffles my mind to know that I could be dead, but thankfully, I had an angel looking over me that night,” Jones wrote.

The New York Post reports that Norman stated to 21 News that prosecutors haven’t decided if they will press charges.

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