Doctors are keeping a close eye on an 11-year-old girl in critical condition Friday morning after she was accidentally shot in the head when her father's gun went off.
Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole says the incident happened in Braham around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
According to Cole, Jesse Montanye was doing target practice with a .22 caliber pistol outside his home when the gun jammed.
Montanye brought the gun inside the house and was trying to fix it when it went off, shooting his daughter, Maddy, in the head from across the room. Montanye had been in the living room; his daughter seated at the kitchen table.
The girl was conscious when sheriff's deputies arrived, but her condition worsened and she was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center.
The girl's grandmother tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reporter Robert Moses that she is currently in a medically induced coma.
Cole says other family members were present at the time of the incident.
THIS is not a 'god given right'. This is a wrong.