29-year-old Danielle Hayes, of Franklinton, North Carolina was shopping in a Staples store in Wake Forest. Her two-year-old son was with her.
According to police, Danielle had a concealed weapons permit and had a pistol in her purse. Her son reached inside her purse and when she went to take his hand out of her purse and grab the gun she unintentionally discharged the weapon.
Danielle was shot in the hand. Her son was not injured. An employee held pressure on Danielle's hand until medical help arrived and she was transported to the hospital.
Danielle has been charged with failing to secure a firearm from a minor.