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People stand inside a Walmart in Hayden, Idaho where a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at the northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun fired, authorities said Tuesday

People stand inside a Walmart in Hayden, Idaho where a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at the northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun fired, authorities said Tuesday

People stand inside a Walmart in Hayden, Idaho where a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at the northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun fired, authorities said Tuesday

A woman was shot and killed at a Walmart store in northern Idaho after a shot was fired when her toddler pulled a handgun from her purse and discharged it accidentally.

Lieutenant Stu Miller of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter that a woman in her late 20s was killed in a shooting at the Walmart in Hayden.

"Prelim investigation shows shooting was accidental," Miller said in a tweet.

Miller did not say on Twitter who fired the gun and could not immediately be reached by phone.

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Local TV reported that the woman had been shopping with four children when one of them, who was believed to be about two years old, reached into her purse and grabbed the gun.

"A very sad incident occurred at our store today in Hayden involving the death of a female customer.

"We are working with the Kootenai Sheriff's department as they investigate what happened," Walmart spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan said. Buchanan said the store would remain closed until further notice.

hnews@herald.ie


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