31 Dec 2014

Toddler shoots mother in Walmart

11:20 am on 31 December 2014

A woman in the American state of Idaho has been killed after a two-year-old son accidentally shot her with a gun he found when reaching into her handbag.

The woman was shot in a Walmart in Hayden, a town in Idaho's northern panhandle, the BBC reported.

A sheriff's spokesman said the woman was shopping with several children.

Officials said she had a concealed weapons permit but her identity had not been released.

The Walmart closed after the shooting.

Local media reported the woman was visiting the area and died at the scene.