75-year-old Nellie McCallister, of Columbus, Ohio was worried about a local prowler known as the "Hilltop Creeper." So her son, a former Marine, bought her a .357 Magnum handgun for protection.
Nellie was showing the gun at a backyard gathering. She thought the gun was unloaded and unintentionally discharged the gun. The bullet hit her son in the leg.
Nellie's 14-year-old granddaughter told reporters that her grandmother cried all night after the shooting and said she will never again touch a gun.