Girl shot during target practice in Titusville area, officials say

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TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A 9-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was shot during target practice, officials said.

The incident occurred in a wooded area just east of I-95 in the Titusville area.

Titusville police said the girl is in critical condition after one of her siblings shot her by accident.

“Shot by an older sibling accidentally during target practice out in the woods,” Deputy Chief Todd Hutchinson said. “There were adults present. There’s a lot of investigating that needs to take place.”

Officers said instead of first responders getting called out to State Road 407, known as Challenger Memorial Parkway, the girl was driven to a hospital by her family.