Authorities in southeast Missouri have ruled that the shooting of a teenage girl, who was struck in the face, was accidental.
The Southeast Missourian reports that the shooting happened just after midnight Friday in Scott City. The name of the 17-year-old victim was not released. She is hospitalized in stable condition.
Scott City Police Chief James Dodd says a 21-year-old man was the shooter. No charges have been filed against him.
Dodd says the case remains under investigation.