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  • 8 March 2014, 11:31

Woman Shot Dead By Gun Hidden Inside Sock

A Chicago woman has been killed after a gun that was hidden among donated clothes accidentally went off, hitting her in the chest.

Carmen Dominguez was working at the charity clothing store in Chicago's Washington Heights neighbourhood when a co-worker picked up a sock.

A .22-caliber gun inside the sock fell into the co-worker's hand, and accidentally fired.

"Preliminary indications during the course of the investigation are that this is a tragic, accidental incident," police said in a statement.

Ms Dominguez, 54, was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

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