Osage County Sheriff Eddie Virden said Tuesday that an 8-year-old girl was shot in the head Monday with a BB gun and was airlifted for medical attention.

Virden indicated that authorities were continuing to monitor the child’s medical situation and the case remained under investigation. An emergency detention was authorized regarding the person thought to have fired the shot, the sheriff said.

The call came in about 5:55 p.m. Monday from the 5400 block of N. 63 W. Ave., not far from the Black Dog Fire Department, according to the sheriff’s office.