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Nine-year-old boy airlifted after shooting in Effingham County

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GUYTON, GA (WTOC) -

According to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, a nine-year-old boy was airlifted to Memorial Health after a shooting on Zittrouer Road in Guyton.

David Ehsanipoor, spokesman for the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, said the 9-year-old boy was shot in the head with a .22 rifle. He was admitted to Memorial in critical condition.

Investigators said there was another child at the scene when they arrived, but they're not sure if he was with the boy when he was shot.

They also don't know if the shooting happed outside the house or inside.

"We have recovered the weapon and at this time we're just trying to determine exactly how the child was shot and it's a little too early on to say exactly how it happened," Ehsanipoor said.

Authorities don't suspect foul play.

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