Police: Intoxicated mother shot 5-year-old son while putting gun in her purse


COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus police have arrested a mother for allegedly shooting her 5-year-old boy after she put a gun back in her purse last Friday.

Police were called to the 1000 block of Seymour Avenue around 5:08 Friday evening, where they found a child suffering from a gunshot wound that went through both knees.

Police said the child was lying on the couch next to his mother, who was intoxicated and pointing her handgun at several adults in the home. As she was putting the gun back in her purse, police said she fired a shot, striking her son in the legs.

The boy was transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where he underwent surgery.

Trenise B. Turner, 30, was arrested and charged with felony endangering children. She is in the Franklin County Jail.

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