Texas woman accused of pointing a loaded gun at a child who was tricking outside her home

A Texas woman was arrested after she allegedly aimed a loaded gun at a 7-year-old child who was out tricking-or-treating on Halloween, authorities said Monday.

Deputies were called to a neighborhood in Buda, Texas, around 7:20 p.m., for a report of a serious assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Hays County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said Monica Ann Bradford, 35, was shouting at trick-or-treaters outside her residence.

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Monica Ann Bradford, 35, is accused of pointing a loaded gun at a 7-year-old child as a trick-or-treat on her street on Halloween.  (Hays County Sheriff's Office)

Monica Ann Bradford, 35, is accused of pointing a loaded gun at a 7-year-old child as a trick-or-treat on her street on Halloween. (Hays County Sheriff’s Office)

At one point, Bradford left his home with a loaded gun and aimed it at the child walking in front of her property, the sheriff’s office said.

“I was in shock. It’s Halloween, there are kids everywhere, how can anyone just come out with a gun and scare these kids,” neighbor Connie Medina told FOX 7 Austin.

Neighbors told the station that Bradford had her headlights on, and it appeared the home was open to trick-or-treaters.

Bradford was remanded in custody and charged with aggravated assault with a lethal weapon – a second-degree crime.

Her bail was set at $ 10,000.

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The incident took place during a violent Halloween weekend in which dozens of people were injured and at least 12 killed across the United States

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In Texas, 12 people were injured and two were killed in a couple of shootings Saturday and Sunday, authorities said.

Buda is about 15 miles southwest of Austin.

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