Young person seriously hurt after being shot with pellet gun, St. Johns County deputies say

Photo from scene.

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A juvenile is said to have life-threatening injuries after being shot with a pellet gun, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

Deputies responded to the Flagler Estates area at about 5 p.m., and the person who was shot was transported to a hospital for treatment.

The Sheriff’s Office said the gun was being handled by another person when the juvenile was shot. It said its preliminary investigation found the incident appears to be accidental.

Sources told News4JAX that the young person was a teenage girl.

An active investigation was said to be underway.