Police: Gun Inside Thrift Store Sock Goes Off, Kills Woman

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Chicago (WGN TV) — Police say a 54-year-old woman was fatally shot when a gun accidentally discharged in a thrift store on Chicago’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 sock with items in it into his hand. A .22 caliber handgun fell out of the sock and accidentally discharged while in his hand.

The woman was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The investigation is on-going.

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