Grandmother who was trying to shoot granddaughter's father during custody exchange accidentally shoots herself


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By: Tanya Malhotra

An angry grandmother who wanted custody of her granddaughter, decided to kill the child's father.

However, her plan backfired when she shot herself instead.

42-year-old Sheila Marie Nougier of North Carolina, wanted to get custody of her 2-year-old granddaughter.

However, the child’s father also wanted custody of his daughter and they were embroiled in a bitter battle.

Nougier hatched a plan to get rid of the man, who was not identified. The grandmother lured the child’s father to a Walmart in Randleman, with the promise of handing him her granddaughter for visitation.

The grandmother arrived to Walmart at 3:00 p.m., but she did not have the child with her. Instead, she brought a gun. She opened her car door, got out and fired a few shots.

She managed to shoot out a window of one car and a tire of another. She then accidentally hit herself in the leg.

Nougier was charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault by pointing a gun, discharging a firearm in city limits and injury to personal property.

After the shooting incident, the court awarded the father custody of his child.