53-year-old Joy Johnston of Palm Coast, Florida was in her kitchen, emptying the dishwasher when she was shot in the lower back. Her son, 27-year-old Todd Johnston had returned from the shooting range and was sitting at the dining room table, cleaning his handgun before he put it away. He thought the gun was unloaded but when he pulled the trigger to remove the slide the gun discharged, sending a bullet into his mother's back.
Joy was transported to the hospital with a non-life threatening injury. Police have classified the shooting as accidental and say no charges will be filed.