Gun falls out of sock, kills Chicago thrift store worker

March 7, 2014 12:01:53 PM PST
A woman working at a Chicago thrift store is dead after a gun hidden in donated clothing fell out of a sock and went off.

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.