Reports that an 11-year-old girl was shot in the head while waiting in the car for her parents.

Police, who were called to the Deloraine Medical Centre about 9:00pm on Tuesday, will allege a 25-year-old man shot at a car in Stagg Court, Deloraine, Tasmania, reports ABC News.

The girl, who was in the car, was hit and taken to the medical centre by a family member.

The girl was then transferred to the Launceston General Hospital before being flown to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

Her condition, initially listed as critical, is now stable.

Officers from Launceston CIB are continuing to investigate and a 25-year-old man is assisting with their inquiries.

Daily Mail reported that a woman claiming to be related to the girl’s family called a local radio station saying the shooting stemmed from a fight earlier in the evening.

She said the 11-year-old had a bullet lodged in her head and fragments in her face and close to her heart.

The caller said the man who was arrested was the girl’s uncle and not the shooter, but it was not known if the suspect was still at large.

A neighbour told Daily Mail Australia they heard a heated argument followed by ‘what sounded like a firecracker’.

This horrific news comes just days after a three year old died when he was shot earlier in the week

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  • yep it is scary that people like that even have access to a gun. Poor girl, i hope that she recovers well without too much pain. No child should experience getting shot!


  • So sad for her family.


  • How horrific for this poor child – lots of awful stories about guns in the news.


  • Thank God the girl is stable but what trauma she has suffered and what recovering she has to do indeed ! Horrific news after the shooting incident of the 3year old this week. Fire arms should be banned in my opinion


  • Hope she recovers well and gets all the help she needs to learn to cope with something so awful.


  • This girl has not only suffered horrific physical injuries, there will be huge emotional problems. Possibly mental health issues as a result of this.


  • Another shooting victim. Lately our news seems like America.
    Praying for a speedy recovery for this young lass.


  • This is shocking! How awful. What is wrong with people?? This would be another illegal gun. The poor little girl. I hope she recovers.


  • Poor girl!!! Let’s hope she will recover soon. Atrocious, really!!


  • Dreadful, no matter the “cause” or circumstances.


  • oh my god that poor family! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!


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