Authorities say a 6-year-old Flora Vista girl accidentally shot her sister with a rifle, and their father could face charges.
The Farmington Daily Times reports the 8-year-old victim was in critical condition Friday night at San Juan Regional Medical Center.
Detective Lt. Kyle Lincoln says both the San Jan County Sheriff’s Office and Farmington police responded to reports of a child with a gunshot wound seeking medical attention.
Lincoln says both girls were helping their father clean the house Friday afternoon when the 6-year-old picked up the rifle and pulled the trigger, hitting the 8-year-old in the neck.
Detectives have not yet determined if the father will be charged.