Gun falls out of sock, kills Chicago thrift store worker

CHICAGO - March 7, 2014

According to ABC affiliate WLS-TV in Chicago, officials said the woman's co-worker shook out a sock that had been dropped off as a donation around 9:45 a.m. Friday in the backroom of the thrift store in the 9400-block of South Ashland Avenue.

A gun fell out, police said, and discharged when it hit the floor.

A 54-year-old woman was fatally struck by a bullet in the chest.

The victim has not been identified.


WLS-TV and Sun-Times Media, LLC contributed to this report.

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