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Dad Accidentally Shoots 9-Year-Old Daughter in the Stomach as He Cleans His Gun, Police Say

A father was cleaning his gun while camping and accidentally shot his daughter in the stomach. (Getty) A father was cleaning his gun while camping and accidentally shot his daughter in the stomach. (Getty)

A man cleaning his handgun at a Vermont campsite accidently shot his nine-year-old daughter in the stomach, police say.

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McKenzie Ezzo, was taken to an intensive care unit after her father, Randy Babcock, was cleaning his .22-caliber handgun when it went off on Sunday morning.

Family members carried the girl to a rest area where they were met by emergency personnel.

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Cops and the Vermont Department for Children and Families are investigating the shooting.

They say the girl was airlifted to University of Vermont Medical Center, where she underwent surgery. She is in guarded condition.

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