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Young girl accidentally shot in east Birmingham

Police are investigating an accidental shooting in east Birmingham Saturday night that sent a young girl to the hospital.

Shortly before 8 p.m., a 5-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder area at a home in the 1100 block of Violet Drive. Birmingham fire and rescue transported the girl to Children's of Alabama.

According to the victim's grandmother, the girl was accidentally shot by a relative playing with a gun.

An investigation remains ongoing.

ABC 33/40 will continue to follow this story and provide updates as more information is made available.

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