By WCCO-TV Staff

LYND, Minn. (WCCO) — A rural Minnesota town is in shock after a young girl was shot in the head Monday afternoon.

According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, a gun went off at a home in Lynd, which is almost three hours west of the Twin Cities.

Authorities said a 9-year-old girl was shot in the head and airlifted to a hospital.

Her condition is unknown.

The sheriff’s office is investigating how this happened.