An off-duty Lincoln County (NC) Sheriff's deputy was showing her service weapon to people at her house when she accidentally fired the gun, causing a bullet to go through a wall and hit her 11-year-old daughter, officials said.
Misty Flowers, 38, who works at the Lincoln County courthouse, was at her home Saturday night on Loop Road when the accident happened.
The Lincoln County sheriff fired Flowers on Monday and said she showed gross negligence and disregard for safety.
A 911 call was made immediately after the little girl was shot. The caller said someone was playing with the gun and accidentally shot the 11-year-old.
Authorities told WSOC TV that the girl underwent surgery and was in stable condition.