Reporter Juan Carlos Fanjul
Thirty-eight-year-old Sharda Brijmohan is back home recovering after being shot Friday afternoon by her own daughter after she picked up a gun inside her mother's night stand. "I just heard a blast, a big noise, jumped up and noticed the gun on the bed, and realized I was shot," said Brijmohan.
She felt an instant burning sensation and weakness after she was wounded twice: A shot in the chest area and another to her shoulder.
Brijmohan says she was napping when her daughter picked up the Glock 9mm handgun that was in the night stand left there by her husband. He had taken it out the lockbox to investigate noises he heard around the house the night before.
After several days in the hospital, Brijmohan is on the mend and says the whole thing was simply an "awful accident" - one that thought her a tough lesson, one that she hopes other parents will never have to go through. "If anybody has a gun, I am not telling people not to have one, if you do have one, put it where it needs to be and educate your children," said the West Boca Raton Resident.
From now on, she says, absolutely no weapons in the house.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has yet to determine if any charges will be filed in the case.