Mom fires gun son found at mall to see if it was real, Ga. police say

ATLANTA (AP) – Police say a boy found a gun in a dressing room at an Atlanta mall and it fired when the mother pulled the trigger to see if it was real.

News outlets report the mother and son were inside a dressing room at the Adidas store in Lenox Square on Wednesday when the 10-year-old boy found what he thought was a toy gun under a bench.

Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown says the mother took the gun from the boy and pulled the trigger “to see if it was real.”

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A single shot was fired. Brown says there were no injuries.

There was minimal damage to the wall.

No charges have been filed and the case remains under investigation.

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