A 15-year-old Pleasants County girl was sent to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown Wednesday afternoon with a head wound after what is being deemed an accidental shooting, officials said.
The 15-year-old, whose name has not been provided, was rushed by Healthnet helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital after being shot in the head during the accident, said 1st Sgt. B. Snodgrass with the West Virginia State Police.
At approximately 4 p.m., Robbie Knight, 36, of Cloverdale Estates Road accidentally discharged his .40-caliber handgun inside his mobile home, said Snodgrass.
The incident took place at the Cloverdale Estates mobile home park, 5.2 miles southeast of St. Marys.
Knight was preparing to clean his handgun inside his mobile home when it accidentally discharged, Snodgrass said.
The bullet went through the wall of Knight's mobile home without injuring anyone. It traveled the distance between mobile homes, penetrated the wall of the neighbor's mobile home, and struck the 15-year-old in the head while she was watching television in the living room, Snodgrass said.