Deputies: 6-year-old Paulding County girl shot by younger brother

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A 6-year-old girl is in critical condition after being shot by her younger brother in Paulding County Monday evening, authorities said.

The Paulding County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened outside a home on the 100 block of Laurelcrest Lane in Dallas, Georgia.

According to officials, the family was loading up their car to leave the house when the car didn't start.

The mom left the car to see what was the problem was. While she was working to figure out the situation, deputies say a 4-year-old boy found a handgun in the console of the car and accidentally shot it.

The bullet hit his sister in the head.

The little girl was rushed to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. She is currently in critical condition.

No charges have been filed as of Tuesday morning.