Worker sorting clothes at thrift stores dies when gun goes off

Posted By Staff

Date: March 7th, 2014

thriftChicago – A handgun found in a donated sock at a South Side thrift store accidentally went off Friday morning, killing a longtime employee and mother of two.

Family members have identified the woman as 54-year-old Carmen Dominguez.

Dominguez and another employee at the Unique Thrift Store in the 9300 block of South Ashland were sifting through donated clothing about 10 a.m. when the .22 caliber handgun went off, police said.

The witness told police he found a sock with something inside, and emptied it into his hand.

Police said there was a .22 caliber handgun inside, which accidentally discharged while in his hand.  More

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