GOLDEN VALLEY, AZ — Mohave County authorities say three people have been arrested after a baby was shot twice with a BB gun with one pellet embedded in her skull.
They say the 8-month-old girl was airlifted to a hospital in Las Vegas and is listed in critical condition.
County Sheriff’s officials say the child was in a car seat that was placed on the ground while her mother, 34-year-old Marticella Lopez-Rodriguez, was gathering firewood Tuesday in Golden Valley.
They say 33-year-old Zion Zachary Kauffman shot up to 30 BBs at a flock of quail near the baby.
Authorities say one of the BBs grazed the girl’s arm while the other hit her in the back of the head, fracturing her skull.