Arrow Shot Kills 8-year-old Australian Girl

Published December 31, 2011 7:18AM (EST)

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police say an 8-year-old girl has died from being accidentally shot in the head with an arrow.

A New South Wales state police spokesman says the girl was shot on Dec. 26 near the small town of Manilla in the state's north. She was airlifted to a hospital in Sydney for emergency surgery but died on Friday. They did not release her name.

Police would not release any details on how the girl was shot but said it was accidental rather than suspicious. Officials do not expect to make any arrests.

By Salon Staff

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