Responsible Gun Owner Shops With Loaded Gun In Purse, 2-Year-Old Finds It And Kills Her
December 30, 2014

Just another tragedy that results in an accidental death!

Authorities in northern Idaho say a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed a woman after he reached into her purse at a Walmart store and her concealed gun fired.

Kootenai County sheriff's spokesman Stu Miller tells reporters that the woman was shopping with several children, and it's unclear how they are related. Authorities originally said the boy was the woman's son.

The woman, whose identity was not released, had a concealed weapons permit.

Miller said the shooting was accidental and occurred in the Walmart in Hayden, Idaho, a town about 65 kilometres northeast of Spokane, Wash.

The woman and the children were in the back of the store near the electronics area when the shooting occurred, authorities said.

KREM-TV reports that witnesses and video surveillance from the store helped deputies determine the shooting was accidental.

The store closed after the shooting and was not expected to reopen until Wednesday morning.

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