This story has been updated.
FOUNTAIN, Colo. — A shooting that left a 12-year-old girl dead in Fountain early Wednesday evening is being investigated as accidental, according to police.
Police were called to the shooting at a home on Kasson Drive around 5:45 p.m. According to police, when officers arrived, they found a 12-year-old girl with serious injuries from a gunshot wound to her face. An off-duty El Paso County sheriff’s deputy attempted life-saving measures, but the child died on scene. Police said the child lived at the home.
“Officers are very good at putting up that wall to deal with situations like this,” said Lisa Schneider with Fountain Police. “It’s very difficult, especially when the children don’t survive.”
Only one shot was fired. Police said they are investigating the shooting as accidental, and there is no threat to the public.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Fountain Police Department at (719) 390-5555, or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP.