Mother shoots son after he pulled out a samurai sword

9 days ago

A woman had reportedly shot her son on Monday afternoon after he pulled out a samurai sword during an argument, according to Fort Worth police.

The incident occured shortly before 4 p.m. in the 3000 block of Forest Avenue, near East Lancaster Avenue. The mother and her 21-year-old son were fighting inside of a Fort Worth home, when he pulled out a samurai sword. The mother opened fire at her son's leg, police said.

The son was then taken to John Peter Smith Hospital, with minor injuries.

The mother and the victim were not immediately identified. She will probably not face charges because she was defending herself.

The shooting occurred across from the Jean McClunt Middle School which serves more than 900 students. It wasn't clear if students were placed on lock-down.