Sunday night there was a party at the Ussery home in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. Neighbors say the party ended around 2 a.m. and it went downhill from there.
64-year-old Lana Ussery was attempting to take a gun away from her son, 45-year-old Charlie Ussery, to he wouldn't shoot himself. In the struggle the gun discharged, striking Lana in the torso. Charlie then turned the gun on himself and shot and killed himself.Lana was taken to an area hospital where she had surgery. She is listed in stable condition.
"It's pretty clear on what happened," said police, "But we are going to have toxicology reports done."
Another person who was at the party ran outside and fired three shots into the air from a different gun, trying to get help for the situation. That person is a convicted felon and is not allowed to possess a firearm. He was arrested for being in possession of a gun and was released pending charges.