staff and news service reports
updated 2/13/2012 3:22:22 AM ET 2012-02-13T08:22:22

A pastor's daughter was accidentally shot in the head at a church in St. Petersburg, police said.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office was called to the Grace Connection Church at about 12:24 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators told The Associated Press that Moises Zambrana was showing his gun in a small closet to another church member interested in buying a firearm. Zambrana reportedly took out the magazine of the Reuger 9mm weapon but did not know there was a bullet in the chamber.

'We're all praying for her'
The gun went off and fired through a wall, striking 20-year-old Hannah Kelley. She was transported to Bayfront Medical Center to undergo surgery and remained in critical condition late Sunday.

WTSP quoted church member Tony Diehl as saying that there was "a big level of concern" for Kelley.

"We're all praying for her and, right now, I guess that's the best we can do," Diehl added.

Deputies said Zambrana has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

No charges have been filed.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda told Tampa Bay Online that the incident appeared to be a "tragic accident."

The Associated Press and staff contributed to this report.


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