A 10-year-old child is in the hospital after a shooting Saturday morning.

We're told it happened around 8:30 a.m. on Shuler Hollow Road.

Sgt. Bill Eller with the Smyth County Sheriff's Office says the girl and her dad were out hunting for Youth Deer Hunting Day, when they returned home the shooting occurred. Investigators are still looking into what caused the gun to go off.

We're told the girl was flown to a hospital and is expected to be ok.

Sgt. Eller tells us the incident is still under investigation, but is being called an accidental shooting.