Young girl accidentally shot in head in Fountain

A 3 to 4-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the head in Fountain Sunday afternoon.

FOUNTAIN - The Fountain Police Department is investigating an incident where they say a young girl was accidentally shot in the head Sunday afternoon.

The shooting was reported at around 5 p.m. in the 780 block of Progress Drive, KOAA-TV reports.

The victim, who police say was six years old, was taken to the hospital. As of Monday morning, she was in "critical but stable" condition. 

In a news release, Fountain Police said “it is unknown at this time how the injury occurred.” Authorities did not specify why they believe the shooting was not on purpose.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Fountain Police at 719-382-8555 or Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP.

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