JOHNSON COUNTY, Tenn. — A Tennessee toddler is in the hospital after a stray bullet struck her in the head as she and her brother played in their backyard, authorities said.
The girl "walked to the stairs, and then collapsed in front of" her father, mom Christina Salaices, who was at work at the time, told WJHL.
Doctors at East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Knoxville believe Ariel had a stroke after the bullet hit one of her arteries, WCYB-TV reported.
Ariel’s condition was stable following surgery, according to the news station.
Johnson County Sheriff Eddie Tester said the department is investigating the shooting and trying to determine who fired the gun, the Tomahawk reported.
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