US /

Toddler Accidentally Shoots, Kills Mom at Walmart

Idaho police say boy, 2, fired handgun that was in mother's purse
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2014 4:31 PM CST

(Newser) – Tragedy unfolded inside a Walmart store in Hayden, Idaho, this morning when a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother, reports the Coeur d'Alene Press. Police say the toddler was in a shopping cart when he reached into his mother's purse and somehow discharged a handgun inside, reports the AP. "It appears to be a pretty tragic accident," says a Kootenai County sheriff's spokesman. The 29-year-old victim remains unidentified, but authorities say she was in town visiting relatives. She had a concealed weapons permit. (Read more Idaho stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.