A New Brockton Child Shot

Authorities are trying to determine if criminal charges will be filed against a man who accidentally shot his three-year-old daughter.

Emergency rescue crews arrived at a home on Vesta Cole Road in New Brockton on Saturday night.

The little girl was shot in the arm by a .22-caliber handgun.

Her father was reportedly cleaning the loaded weapon just moments before it discharged striking the child.

The district attorney's office is investigating the shooting.

The little girl was treated and released from an area hospital.

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