LYND, Minn. (WCCO) – More details are being revealed in a 9-year-old girl’s accidental shooting death in southwestern Minnesota earlier this month.
Authorities said on the afternoon of April 18 a gun went off in a home in Lynd, which is about three hours west of the Twin Cities. She was airlifted to a hospital, but died in the overnight hours last Tuesday.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: Total Positive Case Count Surpasses 1.5 Million
In an incident report, authorities said a family member called police after a “gun fell over and discharged,” striking the girl in the head. The victim was conscious and breathing when the report was made.READ MORE: Record Number Of Baby Bison Born At Minneopa State Park
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said an investigation is ongoing, but her death was “accidental in nature,” according to a statement.MORE NEWS: Sheriff: Motorist Killed In Wright Co. After Hitting Dump Truck Head-On
The identity of the girl has not been released, and authorities say they will not provide further updates out of respect for the family.