Skip to comments.Gun hidden in sock fires, killing woman at Chicago thrift store
Posted on 03/07/2014 8:54:42 PM PST by KeyLargo
Gun hidden in sock fires, killing woman at Chicago thrift store
Friday, March 07, 2014
Woman fatally shot in thrift store accident
CHICAGO -- A woman working at a Chicago-area thrift store was fatally shot when a gun hidden in donated clothing accidentally discharged, police said.
Police said Carmen Dominguez, 54, was sorting donated clothing at a Unique Thrift Store in the 9300 block of South Ashland Avenue in the city's Washington Heights neighborhood on Friday morning. A male coworker she was working with discovered a .22 caliber handgun hidden inside a sock. When he shook the item out of the sock, police say the gun accidentally discharged in his hand.
Dominguez was struck by a bullet in the chest and taken to Christ Hospital in serious condition. She was later pronounced dead.
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NBC 5 Chicago The Unique Thrift Store on the south side of Chicago is closed after employee Maria Carmen Dominguez, 54, was shot and killed when a gun fell out of a donated sock.
.....when his accidental finger accidentally pulled the accidental trigger.
Oh good grief, this will give fodder to the anti gun lobby ... guns really do kill people on their own!
“When the male co-worker discovered a sock with something inside, he emptied the sock and a .22-caliber handgun fell into his hand, police said. The weapon accidentally discharged and struck the victim in the chest, police said. She later died at Christ Hospital.”
Do not try to catch a dropped gun.
Another irresponsible gun on the loose, I see. It probably came from a broken home.
and just think, there’s probably another orphaned sock somewhere in the world...
This is really a sad story. What a way to go.
Ban socks. At least a thirty day waiting period. After all, it’s for the children.
It fell out of the sock, into his hand, and fired itself. Sure.
Finger on the trigger.
The dog ate my homework kind of fishy. Polygraph...
I wonder if this was an illegal or legal gun. Was it registered? We know it didn’t have a trigger lock.
SUV’s kill people, run into buildings, get involved in police chases on a daily basis.
I would be checking out the guy that was handling it and see if anything going on between them.....
Sounds like a cover story for a crime
A trigger sock is not good enough ?
Or it’s ancestors was a slave.
Down with the man!
Sock Control NOW! Say NO to the National Sock Association!
Looking over the response, I am glad I am not the only person who smells a mouse here.
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