Sacto 9-1-1
August 29, 2011
Deputies: Shooting of 10-year-old girl in Rancho Cordova likely an accident

Sacramento County sheriff's deputies are still investigating what likely was the accidental shooting of a 10-year-old girl at a Rancho Cordova residence this morning where deputies had cleared a large party just 30 minutes earlier, according to authorities.

The girl suffered a non-life-threatening wound when a bullet struck her right hip and exited the other side, said sheriff's spokesman Deputy Jason Ramos.

Nobody has been arrested in connection with the shooting, which occurred about 12:15 a.m. today on El Parque Circle.

Ramos said deputies responded to calls of a disturbance at the same residence about 10:45 p.m. They broke up a large block party and left about an hour later, Ramos said.

Then, just after 12:15 a.m., deputies received a call that a single gunshot had been heard in the same area, and that people were seen fleeing the residence, Ramos said. Deputies arrived to find the girl being tended to by a few people, including family members.

She apparently was outside when she was shot, heading into the residence, Ramos said.

Deputies did not recover a gun in the area; however, deputies suspect the shooting was accidental, in part because they received no information about a drive-by shooting or any potential gunmen fleeing the area, Ramos said.

At least initially, the girl's family members were not forthcoming with information, Ramos said.

This post was updated by Bee staff writer Kim Minugh.

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