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Three-year-old girl accidentally shot with .22 rifle

A 3-year-old girl in Deer Creek was apparently shot by a 5-year-old boy Sunday morning according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office.

The victim is in stable condition at Children's Hospital in the Twins Cities according to Otter Tail County Deputy Keith Van Dyke.

The Otter Tail Sheriff's Office and Otter Tail County's Human Services Office are investigating Names are being withheld because the investigation is currently active.

Van Dyke said the girl was shot with was a .22 caliber rifle.

"We haven't gotten all the interviews done that we want because the family wants to be with her," Lt. Van Dyke said.

A dispatcher got the 911 call around 7:30 a.m. and learned about the shooting from a caller, who said it was an accident. Along with the sheriff's office, the State Patrol, the Wadena County Sheriff's Office, Deer Creek Rescue and Tri County Ambulance all responded.

The victim was transported to Tri-County Health Care in Wadena and airlifted to the Twin Cities.

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