An 11-year old was put into a medically induced coma at the Hennepin County Medical Center after accidentally being shot in the head by her own father Thursday night, according to the Fox 9 website.
The shooting happened Thursday around 5:30 p.m. at the family's home near Braham, Minn., according to the Pine County Sheriff's Office and stated by CBS Minnesota.
Maddy Montanye was shot after the .22-caliber pistol that her father was fixing discharged from across the room, a Star Tribune article said.
"You always hear about it [incidents like this]; it's never supposed to happen to you," said the girl's uncle, Jason Montanye. "We're still optimistic about everything."
Maddy Montanye is in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis after doctors removed the bullet lodged in her brain and extracted parts of her skull Friday to relieve pressure, Star Tribune said.