7-year-old seriously injured in accidental shooting in Catawba County, deputies say

Deputies said the girl was seriously injured.
A girl was seriously injured in an accidental shooting in Catawba County on Monday.
Published: May. 22, 2023 at 7:58 PM EDT
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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A 7-year old girl was seriously injured after she was accidentally shot in Catawba County on Monday evening.

According to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the 8900 block of Reepsville Road, which is in the Vale area, around 5:09 p.m.

Deputies said family members explained that the shooting was accidental.

The girl, who was shot in the face, suffered injuries described as serious but not life-threatening.

She was airlifted to a Charlotte hospital.

Officials said they cannot comment on any pending charges at this time.

The sheriff’s office is investigating the incident.

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