Police: Boy, 2, accidentally kills mom in Wal-Mart

Authorities: 2-year-old boy accidentally shoots and kills his mother inside US Wal-Mart

Police: Boy, 2, accidentally kills mom in Wal-Mart

HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) -- Authorities in Idaho say a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a Wal-Mart store and the concealed gun fired.

Kootenai County sheriff's spokesman Stu Miller tells reporters that the shooting was accidental and occurred in the store in Hayden, Idaho, a town about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of Spokane, Washington.

Miller says the woman had a concealed weapons permit. Her identity has not been released.

The Wal-Mart closed after the shooting.

Hayden is a politically conservative town of about 9,000 people just north of Coeur d'Alene in Idaho's northern panhandle.

Updated : 2021-02-28 06:43 GMT+08:00