Elko sheriff: Family member shot 4-year-old girl

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 2/22/2013 4:44 pm

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Elko County sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting that sent a 4-year-old Spring Creek girl to the hospital.

Sheriff Jim Pitts says emergency personnel took the girl to the hospital on Wednesday after she was shooting the leg by a family member. He says the bullet hit her in the upper thigh and the injury did not appear to be life-threatening.

Detectives have not disclosed yet whether the shooting was an accidental discharge of a weapon.

The initial dispatch communication indicated that the female family member who reported the incident was uncooperative. The newspaper says she hung up twice on the 911 calls and was unable to provide information about the condition of the child.

No other information has been released.


Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com


©2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!

Featured Segments/Shows

All content © Copyright 2015 Intermountain West Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.