By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 3-year-old girl died on Friday after she was accidentally shot by a 5-year-old boy, authorities say.

According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, the incident took place in a residence shortly before 4 a.m. in Bena.

The girl was taken to Deer River Hospital, but she was soon pronounced dead.

The case is under investigation.