Eight year old child hurt in possible accidental shooting

Published: Sep. 28, 2016 at 9:38 AM EDT
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An 8-year-old girl is in the hospital after officers believe she may have accidentally shot herself with a handgun Tuesday evening.

Emergency responders were called to the 9900-block of West C.R. 575 North in Etna Green just after 5:30 p.m. The girl is in stable-fair condition.

The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Dept. says the incident appears to be an accident and that her injuries are not life threatening. They retrieved a .22-caliber handgun from the scene.

As is standard procedure, officers have contacted the Department of Child Services and they will work with the sheriff’s department to investigate.

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