OTTUMWA — A Wapello County girl is recovering after being hit in the leg by an errant bullet over the weekend.
The Wapello County Sheriff’s Department said deputies were called to the 11000 block of 65th Street, about two miles southeast of Ottumwa, shortly before 3:30 p.m. Sunday. A caller told a 911 dispatcher a person had been accidentally shot in the leg.
First responders found a juvenile girl with a gunshot wound and she was taken to Ottumwa Regional Health Center for treatment.
The victim’s name has not been released.