HILLSVILLE, Va. — Carroll County authorities reported Wednesday morning that a girl had been shot in the Cana area of the county.
The victim, a 9-year-old female, was shot through the right arm, according to Sheriff J.B. Gardner.
He reported that deputies from the Carroll Sheriff’s Office were called to a residence in the 8000 block of Wards Gap Road about 10 p.m. Tuesday for a reported accidental gunshot.
Deputy Jake Worrell responded to the scene and found that the girl also appeared to have injuries to her left hand.
An initial statement from the child’s father and another juvenile sibling indicated they were attempting to clean the firearm when it discharged.
Cana Rescue Squad personnel transported the shooting victim to Brenner’s Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C. The investigation into the incident was continuing Wednesday morning.
No names have been released in the case.