Veronica J. Rutledge has been killed at an Idaho Wal-Mart after her two-year-old son accidentally shot her with a gun he found when reaching into her handbag.
The 29-year-old mother was shot in a Wal-Mart in Hayden, a town in Idaho’s northern panhandle.
Officials said she had had a concealed weapons permit.
Veronica J. Rutledge and her children had been in the rear of the store near the electronics area when the shooting occurred, they said.
The Wal-Mart closed after the shooting and is not expected to reopen until December 31.
Witnesses and video surveillance from the store helped officials determine the shooting was accidental, said broadcaster KREM.
Veronica J. Rutledge came from Blackfoot, a town in the south of Idaho, the sheriff’s office said in a statement on Facebook.
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