Woman Shot By 2-Year-Old Son Who Found Gun In Her Purse
Police say a 29-year-old woman, who had a concealed weapons permit, was killed Tuesday when her son found her gun in her purse.By Steven Sparkman | December 30, 2014
Idaho police have identified the mother who was shot and killed inside an area Walmart Tuesday after her two-year-old son found a gun inside her purse and set it off.
Authorities say 29-year-old Veronica Rutledge was fatally shot by her toddler while shopping in the store's electronics department. She also reportedly had three other children with her at the time — all relatives and all under the age of 11. (Video via KTVB)
Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Stu Miller told KREM, “The shooting appears to be accidental. … A small child … around the age of two accessed a concealed weapon inside the victim’s purse and discharged it, striking the victim.”