Authorities in northern Idaho have identified the mother shot dead by her 2-year-old son as 29-year-old Veronica J. Rutledge of Blackfoot.

According to police, the boy was seated in a shopping cart when he reached into his mother’s purse at a Walmart store, accessed the concealed gun and 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 northeast of Spokane, Washington.

Authorities say the woman was shopping in the electronics department with what are believed to be her four children Tuesday morning when the accident happened.


Tragic accident: A 2-year-old boy accidentally killed his a 29-year-old mother Veronica Rutledge at a Hayden, Idaho Walmart after reaching into her bag and triggering her hidden gun

Written by Associated Press and MailOnline Reporter
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