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Courthouse Officers Find Loaded Gun In Indiana Woman’s Purse

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Cook County officers detected this 9-mm gun in an Indiana woman's purse last week. (Cook County Sheriff)

Cook County officers detected this 9-mm gun in an Indiana woman’s purse last week. (Cook County Sheriff)

(CBS) – A 38-year-old Indiana woman was arrested for trying to enter the Daley Center with a loaded gun, the Cook County Sheriff’s Department says.

Ana Claudia Gomez was in Chicago to help her father in an eviction case Friday morning when deputies at a courthouse screening station discovered a semi-automatic 9-mm handgun in her purse, the department said in a news release. The gun was loaded with seven bullets, including three hollow-point rounds.

Gomez has a license to carry a firearm in Indiana, officials say. She reportedly told officers she forgot the gun was in her purse.

She was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and was bonded out over the weekend. Gomez is free on $25,000 bail.