A mother who allegedly shot her 5-year-old son while she was intoxicated has been arrested.

The incident occurred on Friday, July 16, when 30-year-old Trenise Turner was lying on the couch with her son at a home on the 1000 block of Seymour Avenue in Columbus, Ohio.

Turner was reportedly intoxicated and was "pointing her handgun at several adults in the home and making threats," the Columbus Division of Police said in a statement.

"As she was putting the handgun back in her purse, she fired a shot, striking her son in the legs," the statement read.

The family members rushed the child to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital with critical injuries. Doctors who examined the boy said the bullet went through both of his knees.

The police were alerted and Columbus Police Patrol officers were dispatched to Turner's location.

Meanwhile, the child, who has not been publicly identified, was reported to be in "stable condition" and awaiting corrective surgery on Saturday, the release stated.

She was arrested and charged with felony endangering children as well as a misdemeanor, domestic violence by assault.

She is currently being held in the Franklin County Jail with no bond, jail records indicated.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a widow laborer was allegedly murdered by her drunk mother following an argument over the latter’s phone usage.

31-year-old Mahalakshmi was killed on July 11, at her mother’s home in the Kanuvaipalayam area of Coimbatore district in Tamil Nadu, India.

The deceased woman’s husband, Saravanakumar, died in an accident eight months ago. She and her two children were living at her husband’s house with her mother-in-law.

According to reports from local media, the mother-in-law often picked up arguments with the woman over her excessive phone usage and had asked her to leave the home and live with her mother.

Mahalakshmi had shifted to her mother’s house area six months ago. The victim's mother, Nagamani too had issues with Mahalakshmi’s habit of using the phone for hours. The mother suspected that her daughter was having affairs with multiple men.

On the night of the incident, Nagamani who was reportedly in an inebriated state got into a heated argument with Mahalakshmi over the cell phone issue.

The daughter walked away during the argument and retired for the night. In a fit of rage, the suspect picked up a grinding stone and bludgeoned her daughter while she was asleep.

The mother was arrested and has been charged with murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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