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The St. Joseph Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred at the Oak Ridge apartments Sunday as accidental, officials said.

The incident took place the morning of Feb. 21 at the apartments, located at 1201 Angelique St.

An 8-year-old female victim was transported to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, where she is undergoing treatment for critical injuries. Her condition is improving, according to the St. Joseph Police.

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