UPDATE: 10-year-old girl hurt in accidental shooting
The condition of a 10-year-old girl hurt Thursday night in an accidental shooting is improving.
She has been upgraded from critical to fair at Cabell Huntington Hospital.
The girl is a fifth-grader at Minford Elementary in Scioto County.
Her classmates spent part of their last day of school Friday morning making get well cards for her.
The shooting was reported just before 8:30 p.m. Thursday along Warren Hill Road in Minford.
Sheriff's deputies say the victim's cousin, who is 13, is quite familiar with guns. They call the entire thing a freak accident. The teen was looking through the scope at some turkeys and dropped the gun, damaging it. When he showed it to an adult, it went off, hitting the girl in the abdomen.
The gun involved was a .17 HMR bolt-action rifle.
A 10-year-old girl was hurt Thursday night in an accidental shooting, the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office says.
It was reported just before 8:30 p.m. along Warren Hill Road in Minford.
The girl, who was shot in the abdomen, was taken by helicopter to Cabell Huntington Hospital where she’s listed in critical but stable condition.