By WCCO-TV Staff

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.

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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.

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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said an investigation is ongoing, but her death was “accidental in nature,” according to a statement.

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The identity of the girl has not been released, and authorities say they will not provide further updates out of respect for the family.