Mom fights with boyfriend, accidentally shoots daughter in arm

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PORT GIBSON, Miss. (WJTV) — A mom accidentally shot her daughter Wednesday night in Port Gibson.

According to Chief Calvin Jackson, they went to the scene on Brady Avenue around 5 p.m.

48-year-old Dorine Truitt and her 46-year-old boyfriend, Tyrone McDonald got into a fight, police said.

Truitt allegedly grabbed the gun and tried to shoot him, but the bullet went through the wall and hit her 13-year-old daughter. The bullet struck the teen in the shoulder.

Truitt was arrested for aggravated assault, discharging a firearm within city limits, and domestic violence. McDonald was arrested for domestic violence.

The 13-year-old was taken to the hospital and had surgery. She is scheduled to have another surgery at the end of the week.

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