Eight-year-old girl injured in shooting in Florida Panhandle

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JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG) - An eight-year-old girl is in the hospital after a shooting incident in Jackson County.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said they got a call on Sunday night that a girl had been shot off Highway 73 near the county line.

Deputies said it looks like the victim was shot due to a negligent discharge.

The girl was life-flighted to a nearby hospital and later taken to Pensacola. She is in stable condition, but is still undergoing treatment.

According to deputies, no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.