Girl, 9, dies after being shot in head in western Minnesota

Deputies are investigating the circumstances that led to a 9-year-old girl dying after she was shot in the head at a home in western Minnesota.

The Lyons County Sheriff's Office responded around 1:30 p.m. on April 18 to the shooting at a home in rural Lynd, Minnesota, a small city outside of Marshall, about 30 miles east of the South Dakota border.

At the home, police found the 9-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to her head. The girl was airlifted to a hospital and died from her injuries on Tuesday, the sheriff's office said. 

The circumstances that led to the girl's shooting have not been disclosed. In a news release, deputies say the matter is still under investigation, but say there is no threat to the community.