Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) A 29-year-old US woman was accidentally shot dead at a WalMart store in Idaho when her two-year-old son, seated in the shopping cart, grabbed a gun that was in her purse.
The incident took place Tuesday when they were shopping with other family members, authorities said, CNN reported Wednesday.
The woman was identified by the sheriff’s office as Veronica J. Rutledge of Blackfoot city.
“The shooting appears to be accidental,” said a statement by Sheriff Ben Wolfinger and Lieutenant Stu Miller.
At a press conference, Miller said the woman was shopping at the back of the store in electronics department.