- Associated Press - Friday, April 18, 2014

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy is in the custody of juvenile authorities after a shooting in Williams County that injured a 15-year-old girl.

The Williams County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting happened shortly before 1 a.m. Friday. The girl was flown to a Minot hospital for treatment, and was in stable condition mid-day Friday.

Det. Caleb Fry says that initial information indicates that the shooting was an accident, but the case remains an active investigation.

Authorities described the juveniles as acquaintances.

Family members tell the Williston Herald that the girl was shot in the head with the bullet lodging near her spine. They say the girl was with two friends when the shooting occurred.

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