GRANGEVILLE - On Saturday, October 9, 2021 at approximately 5:49pm, the Grangeville Police Department was dispatched to the 700 block of North C Street in Grangeville in reference to a female child that had possibly been shot at that location.
Officers responded and arrived within one minute of the call and learned the victim had been transported to Syringa Hospital by private vehicle. Additional officers were sent to Syringa Hospital, while the officer on scene began his investigation.
The juvenile victim was later flown via air ambulance to Spokane for additional treatment of her wounds. The initial investigation led to the recovery of a weapon possibly used in the incident and it is believed at this time that the shooting was accidental in nature.
The Grangeville PD is continuing to investigate this incident and is waiting on forensic evaluation of the weapon and additional medical records. Due to the age of the individuals involved, their names will not be released.
If you have additional information, please contact Officer Brainard at (208)983-1351.