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12-year-old girl critically injured in Hampton shooting

Posted December 5, 2017 7:25 p.m. EST

— Detectives with the Hampton Police Division are investigating a shooting in the 2500 block of Laguard Drive that left a 12-year-old girl injured Tuesday.

According to police, an 18-year-old man was handling a gun and it accidentally went off, striking the girl.

The incident happened around 1:30 p.m.

The girl was taken to a local hospital with life threatening injuries and is currently in critical condition.

Police said all witnesses and those involved in the incident are speaking with police as the investigation continues.