MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. Paul police say an 11-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound to her leg inside her residence in what police believe to be an accidental shooting.
According to police, the incident occurred just after midnight Friday on the 600 block of Case Avenue. There, police responded to the report of someone shot. Upon arrival, the girl was found with the gunshot wound, which was later found to be non-life threatening. She was taken to the hospital.READ MORE: Clean Car Debate At Minnesota Capitol May Lead To Summer Closures Of State Parks, Trails
Officers at the scene noticed a bullet hole inside the ceiling directly over where the victim was sitting. The victim’s mother said the shooting happened inside her adult son’s bedroom, and that he had a friend over. After the shot rang out, the friend ran downstairs and fled the scene.READ MORE: Marietta's Salt Lake Is A Paradise For Birds And Bird Watchers
The suspect, identified as a 20-year-old man, later turned himself into St. Paul police headquarters. Police said he also turned in the firearm, which was stolen. He was booked into custody for pending charges of reckless discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a permit and receiving stolen property.MORE NEWS: COVID In MN: Gov. Walz To Announce On Thursday His Timeline To End All Restrictions
Police say they believe the shooting to be accidental and that the suspect did not intend to harm the victim.