Mississippi man accidentally shoots mom in face while trying to impress her with new gun
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A Mississippi woman was severely injured on Tuesday after her son accidentally shot her in the face.

WDAM reported that Richard Lawrence told officers he was sitting in his truck showing his mother his new .38 caliber pistol when the gun mistakenly discharged, shooting the woman in the face.

The victim, who was identified as Dorothy Lawrence, was reportedly transported to Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, where she was being treated for serious injuries.

Richard Lawrence insisted that the shooting was accidental. An investigation by Pike County deputies was said to be ongoing.