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A young boy accidentally killed his mother with her own gun.

FOX News Radio's Ron Flatter reports.

A two-year-old boy reaching into his mother's purse accidentally fired the gun inside, killing his mother, inside a store in northern Idaho.

(Miller) "All the precautionary measures weren't taken to ensure the safety of that weapon."

Stu Miller with the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office.

29-year-old Veronica Rutledge was inside the Walmart in Hayden, 30-miles east of Spokane, Washington. Officers say Rutledge had a concealed-weapons permit.

(Miller) "It's unfortunate. You know, if you do have a... you know, a concealed-weapon... you need to be able to protect it."

Rutledge's nieces were also with her at the time.

Ron Flatter, FOX News Radio.