Deputies investigate shooting of 10-year-old in Chilhowie, VA - WRBL

Deputies investigate shooting of 10-year-old in Chilhowie, VA

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CHILHOWIE, VA (WJHL) -

A southwest Virginia girl is recovering after she was shot over the weekend. Police say the incident happened Saturday morning off Shuler Holler Road in Chilhowie.

At that time, investigators said the 10-year-old girl and her father were hunting on Youth Deer Hunting Day when the shooting happened.

Now, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says this was not a hunting accident.

They say the girl had been hunting earlier, but the incident happened at home. The child was taken by helicopter to a local hospital. Her injuries and condition are unknown at this time.

The Smyth County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting.

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