UPDATE: Man charged in connection with shooting of 8-year-old girl

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CHEAT LAKE, W. Va. (WDTV) -- UPDATE 7/23/18 1:40PM
A man has been charged in connection with the shooting of an 8-year-old girl in Cheat Lake Friday evening.

49-year-old Michael Nichols has been charged with illegally possessing a firearm. Nichols told police he was holding the gun when he accidentally fired it. Police say Nichols had a previous domestic battery charge that prohibited him from possessing a gun.

The bullet went through a wall at the residence, hitting the girl in the head. She remains in Ruby Memorial Hospital.



EDIT: This update has been edited for further clarification of the charge.

ORIGINAL STORY 7/20/18 7:35PM
One person was shot in Cheat Lake, Friday night.

According to dispatchers, the shooting was reported in Rolling Hills Village around 6:35 p.m. One person was taken to the hospital. There's no word on the person's condition at this time.

5 News has a reporter on the way to the scene.

The Monongalia County Sheriff's Department is investigating.

Check back for the latest.