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Young girl critically injured while playing in closet of Gastonia apartment

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GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) -

A young Gastonia girl is in critical condition after investigators say she accidentally choked herself while playing in a closet.

According to Gastonia Police, the incident happened Wednesday morning at The Oaks Apartments on Balthis Drive. Officers say the 6-year-old was playing in the closet and got hung-up on something.

The girl was taken to Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte where she is listed in critical condition. Investigators say she appears to be making a recovery and they are hopeful that her condition will improve by Thursday morning. 

Investigators say the incident appears to be an accident but is still under investigation.

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