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Nine year old critical after shooting in Guyton

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GUYTON, GA (WTOC) -

A nine year old boy is in critical condition at Memorial after being shot in the head with a .22 rifle. 

It happened Thursday in Guyton just before 7 p.m. in the 1000 block of Zittrouer Road. 

The Effingham County Sheriff's Department released a statement overnight about the incident.

"A nine year old child was air lifted to Memorial University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries," Sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor said. "This appears to be an isolated incident and there are no initial signs of foul play at this time," he added.

Investigators say there was another child at the scene when they arrived but they are not sure if he was with the 9-year-old victim at the time he was shot. They also say they don't know if the shooting happened outside or inside the home. 

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate.

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