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Deputies investigating accidental shooting involving 8-year-old girl

The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting that happened Tuesday evening at a home on CR575 North.

Deputies and emergency personnel responded to 9989 West CR 575 North in Etna Green around 5:38 p.m. to investigate reports an 8-year-old girl accidentally shot herself.

The girl was transported to Memorial Hospital in South Bend in fair condition.

During the investigation, deputies collected a .22-caliber handgun from the scene.

Deputies said it appears to be an accidental shooting.

The Department of Child Services was contacted regarding the incident, which is standard procedure.

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