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Town 'N' Country woman accidentally shoots her grandson

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TOWN 'N' COUNTRY, FL (WFLA) -

A woman accidentally shot her grandson early Tuesday morning in Town 'n' Country, Hillsborough deputies confirmed.

The report of the shooting at 6505 Altamonte Drive came in at about 1 a.m. Deputies said Linda Maddox, 63, who lives at the address, was asleep with her twin grandsons. The boys' dad had gone to work and Maddox put a chair against the door for extra protection.

Suddenly she heard the chair sliding against the wood door. She thought it was an intruder. She grabbed the loaded .22 mm revolver she always keeps by her bed and fired one shot towards the door.

Seconds later she heard her grandson Tyler Maddox, 7, scream. 

She had shot him in the upper body, Hillsborough deputies said. Paramedics took the boy to St. Joseph's Hospital. He is in critical condition but stable.

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