12-Year-old girl accidentally shot by mother

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PHOENIX -- A family gathering on Father's Day turned tragic when a 12-year-old girl was accidentally shot.

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Girl accidentally shot at family gathering - A Valley girl is in the hospital after she was accidentally shot during a family gathering.

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It happened at a home near 51st Avenue and McDowell Road at about 8 p.m.

According to police, the girl's mother was cleaning a gun when it accidentally went off. The girl was hit in the shoulder.

She was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital where she reportedly is in critical condition.

Several people were at the home and witnessed the shooting, including the girls' 5-year-old sister.