Woman fatally shot when gun accidentally goes off in thrift store

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Chicago police say a 54-year-old woman was fatally shot when a gun accidentally discharged in a thrift store on the city’s Far South Side.

It happened at about 10 a.m. Friday at the Unique Thrift Store in the 9300 block of South Ashland Avenue.

According to Police News Affairs, a witness says that he and the victim were sorting clothes at the store when he emptied a stock with items in it into his hand. A .22 caliber handgun fell out of the sock and accidentally discharged while in his hand.

The victim was shot in the chest, and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where she was later pronounced dead.

Police continue to investigate but believe the incident was accidental.

No other information is available at this time.

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  • Lynn

    My heart goes out to the family for this tragic accident.Draw close to God during this difficult time.Make Him your stronghold – Psalms 46:1.