UPDATE: Police have released new information that the shooting involving a 12-year-old girl was accidental.

According to police, she was shot accidentally by an 18-year-old male.

Investigators tell us they are working to find the shooter and bring charges as needed.

We have learned the child is still in the hospital, and she is expected to be ok.

EAST POINT, Ga. (CBS46) -- East Point Police are investigating a shooting involving a 12-year-old on Saturday night.

The incident occurred at an East Point apartment complex on Oaks Ln.

The child was alive and transported to the hospital. The condition is unknown at this time.

Police told CBS46 the suspect fled the scene.

Additional details are limited at this time. CBS46 has a crew en route to learn more.

This is a developing story.

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