Lori Lucero, a young Salt Lake area mother who was accidentally shot in the side of the head with a .22-caliber handgun last month by her 6-year-old daughter, was released Wednesday from LDS Hospital.

The child apparently found the gun on the floor and mistook it for a toy.Lucero, who was admitted to the hospital Dec. 10, was listed as critical for some time and had improved to fair before being discharged.