NC deputy accidentally shoots 11-year-old daughter while showing off weapon, deputies say

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LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. — An 11-year-old girl is in the hospital after she was accidentally shot by her mother, a sheriff’s deputy in North Carolina.

WSOC reports Misty Michelle Flowers, 38, a deputy with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, was showing her service weapon to guests when she accidentally fired the gun and the bullet went through a wall and hit her daughter in the next room.

Deputies arrived at the scene around 11:23 p.m. on Saturday and started to aid the girl’s injuries. She was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Lincoln before being airlifted to Carolinas┬áMedical Center in Charlotte.

The girl was shot in the abdomen and is in stable condition, deputies say.

The shooting is under investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation.