World News

Friday 25 July 2014

Gun in donated clothes kills woman

Published 08/03/2014|05:47

  • Share
The charity shop accidental shooting happened in Chicago (AP)

A woman working at a Chicago charity shop was killed when a gun that was in dropped-off clothing accidentally discharged, hitting her in the chest.

  • Share
  • Go To

Chicago police say Carmen Dominguez, 54, and a male co-worker were sorting the donated clothing in a back room of the store in the city's Washington Heights neighbourhood early yesterday when the co-worker shook a sock.

A .22-calibre gun inside the sock fell into the co-worker's hand and discharged.

The wounded woman was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Relatives said she was a wife and mother of two children.

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

Press Association

Read More




Meet, chat and connect with
singles in your area


Meet Singles Now



Now available on

Editors Choice

Also in World News