Nuclear scientist, 29, tragically shot dead at a Walmart by her two-year-old when he accidentally fired her licensed gun concealed in her purse.
A mother has been shot dead by her two-year-old son who found a gun from her handbag.
Veronica Rutledge, 29, was accidentally shot and killed by the toddler while she was shopping in a Walmart store in Hayden, Idaho.
According to police, the boy was sitting in the trolley when he found the concealed weapon while in the electronics department yesterday morning.
According to authorities, she was visiting from her home town of Blackfoot, Idaho and looking to spend gift cards the family received over the holidays.
The incident was captured on video surveillance and several store employees also witnessed the shooting.
Kootenai County sheriff’s spokesman Stu Miller said Ms Rutledge had a concealed weapons permit, allowing her to legally carry the gun.
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