A 10-year-old Hollister girl died Saturday night following what the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office described as the possible mishandling of a firearm.
Chief Deputy Scott Hall said in a statement deputies responded to Bobolink Trail around 11:30 p.m. after receiving a call a juvenile was shot.
Deputies learned the child died from the injuries she sustained.
Hall said early information indicates the shooting might have been the result of a mishandled weapon by a relative.
Hall this afternoon declined to elaborate on the matter as investigation continues.