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UPDATE: Police: Boy, 2, accidentally kills woman in Wal-Mart

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UPDATE: Police confirm the woman shot is the child's mother. 

HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in northern Idaho say a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed a woman after he reached into her purse at a Wal-Mart store and her concealed gun fired.


Kootenai County sheriff's spokesman Stu Miller tells reporters that the woman was shopping with several children, and it's unclear how they are related. Authorities originally said the boy was the woman's son.


Authorities say the woman had a concealed weapons permit. Her identity has not been released.


Miller says the shooting was accidental and occurred in the Wal-Mart in Hayden, Idaho, a town about 40 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington. The store closed after the shooting.


Hayden is a politically conservative town of about 9,000 people just north of Coeur d'Alene in Idaho's northern panhandle.

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