Sheriff Gary Langford tells us it happened when the girl and her father were laying in bed at their home on Fullers Chapel Road.
The Sheriff tells News 12 the gun belonged to her mother.
She was at work when the shooting happened around 10:30 a.m.
The girl’s name has not been released, but she was transferred to Erlanger Medical Center and is currently in the ICU.
Officials expect her to survive.
Right now officials are investigating this as an accidental shooting.
The GBI remains on the scene to continue the investigation.
We’ll update you on the story as more information becomes available.