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updated: 3/7/2014 8:54 PM

Woman killed when gun in donated clothes fires

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Associated Press

A woman working at a Chicago thrift store was killed when a gun that was in dropped-off clothing accidentally discharged, hitting her in the chest.

Chicago police said 54-year-old Carmen Dominguez and a male co-worker were sorting the donated clothing in the Washington Heights neighborhood store early Friday when the co-worker shook a sock. A .22-caliber gun inside the sock fell into the co-worker's hand and discharged.

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The wounded woman was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Relatives said she was a wife and mother of two children.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

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