Accidental Shooting Kills Mother in Hayden Wal-Mart


A woman was shot and killed inside a Hayden Wal-Mart this morning when her toddler son accidentally discharged a firearm concealed in her purse, KXLY reports.

According to Lt. Stu Miller of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, the woman, whose name has not been released, was shopping with several children when the 2-year-old reached into her purse, grabbed the handgun and shot her. 

KTVB reports the 29-year-old woman, who died at the scene, possessed a concealed weapons permit.

The Wal-Mart was evacuated and remains closed. An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.