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    A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun fired, authorities said Tuesday.

    The woman was shopping with several children, Kootenai County sheriff's spokesman Stu Miller said.

    The woman, whose identity was not released, had a concealed weapons permit.

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

    The woman and the children were in the back of the store near the electronics area when the shooting occurred, authorities said.

    KREM-TV reports that witnesses and video surveillance from the store helped deputies determine the shooting was accidental.

    The store closed after the shooting and was not expected to reopen until Wednesday morning.

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