15 year old girl shot in Center Point

The Jefferson County Sheriffs Department is investigating the shooting of a 15 year girl in the Center Point area. Deputies responded to the 300 block of 16th Terrace Northwest just after 5pm today.  They found the victim suffering from a gun shot wound to her midsection. Witnesses reported that a 17 year old male from Center Point accidentally shot the girl with a 9 mm firearm. The girl was taken to Childrens Hospital with non life threatening injuries and is listed in stable condition. Sheriffs Deputies are searching for the suspect who fled the scene after the shooting.