Police say a 10-year-old girl was fatally shot on Pentacre Road in Quick on Sunday. The girl and a 9-year-old boy were shooting targets with a shotgun when the girl was accidentally shot in the chest and arm.
QUICK, W.Va. — A 10-year-old girl was shot and killed Sunday in Kanawha County in what police say was an accidental shooting involving another child.
A 911 call was made around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, reporting that the girl was accidentally shot while she and a 9-year-old boy were “target practicing” with a shotgun in Quick, according to dispatchers.
The girl received injuries to her chest and arm and underwent surgery at CAMC General Hospital, where she died overnight.
The shooting happened near a creek bank in the 3800 block of Pentacre Road.
The names of the two minors were not released by Monday evening, and the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating.
Police confirmed that the two children were not siblings.
On December 22, 2013 at approximately 5:30 p.m. a shooting was reported in the 3800 block of Pentacre Road near Quick, Kanawha County WV. A caller reported to Metro 911 that a nine year old and ten year old were target practicing with a 410 shotgun near a creek when the ten year old was accidentally shot. The ten year old female received injuries to her arm and chest.
Medics were dispatched along with Kanawha County Sheriff’s Deputies. Local volunteer fire department members also responded to render aid.
She was transported from the scene by personal vehicle until a responding ambulance with the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority met them along the route. HealthNet launched a helicopter to assist with transport, but was cancelled when the ambulance was determined to be the fastest mode of transportation and continued to Charleston Area Medical Center’s General Division Hospital with the patient.
The patient was taken into surgery upon arrival. The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office will not likely issue further updates on the condition of the victim.