Ohio woman charged after child grabs her gun, fires shot at Sam’s Club

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Police charged a Youngstown, Ohio, woman on Wednesday with child endangerment after her child grabbed a gun from inside her purse and fired a shot inside a Sam’s Club store.

The shooting occurred Saturday at the Sam’s Club in Boardman, Ohio, WKBN reported.

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According to the police report, Amanda Karr, 31, told officers that her 7-year-old child was in the bottom of the shopping cart with her purse that contained the gun in a concealed compartment. She said she looked away for a short time, heard the boom and realized her child had pulled the gun out of her purse, released the safety and pulled the trigger.

Police confirmed Karr does have a concealed carry permit, WKBN reported.

Although no one was struck by a bullet, both a store employee and a customer complained of leg pain following the shot, and officers discovered both bullet fragments and pieces of plastic believed to be from a shopping cart scattered around the area, the TV station reported.

Karr’s arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 3.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report.