Two-year-old accidentally kills his mom in Wal-Mart

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Authorities say a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun fired.

The woman was shopping with several children Tuesday morning.

Kootenai County sheriff's spokesman Stu Miller confirms to The Associated Press that the victim was the boy's mother.

The woman's identity has not been released. Officials say she had a concealed weapons permit.

Miller says the shooting was accidental. It occurred in the Wal-Mart in Hayden, Idaho, about 40 mile (64 kilometers) northeast of Spokane, Washington.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44