A 2-year-old boy accidentally killed his mother with her own gun at a Walmart in Hayden, Idaho, a town about 40 miles east of Spokane, Washington.
Veronica Rutledge, 29, was in the electronics section of the store with her 2-year-old son and other three children on Tuesday morning.
The son, seated in the shopping cart, reached into his mom’s purse and pulled out a small-caliber handgun she was carrying. The gun discharged and killed the mother, who had a concealed weapons permit.
Rutledge died at the scene. The store was temporarily closed while police collected evidence.