This looks like a very unfortunate accident.
A woman was fatally shot in the chest when a gun accidentally discharged while she and another worker sorted through donated clothing in a thrift store in the Brainerd neighborhood on the Far South Side, authorities said.
The co-worker told police he discovered a sock with something in it and emptied the sock into his hand, according to a police statement. A .22-caliber handgun slipped out of the sock and accidentally discharged in his hand, striking Dominguez in the chest, police said.
It seems he may have accidentally pulled the trigger and Carmen Dominguez was in the line of fire. Tragic. But it is yet another example that simply having weapons as a common and casual part of society is a recipe for disaster.