Sheriff Cole Provides Update On Maddy Montanye
We are continuing to gather more information on the status of 11-year old Maddy Montanye, who was accidentally shot in the head last night at her home in Braham.
Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole tells WCMP that Maddy is still in critical condition this morning at Hennepin County Medical Center, and in the Pediatric Care unit after her father’s gun discharged in the house. Maddy was sitting at the kitchen table and other relatives were present at the time of the accident.
Sheriff Cole said that the matter is still under investigation, but he did confirm that the cartridge was a .22 caliber long rifle, which was fired from what he called “a small pistol.”
Cole said the deputies described the scene as “very chaotic… it was a horrible scene” upon their arrival. Cole also said that deputies weren’t able to determine whether the bullet came out after entering the girls head.
The girl’s father, Jesse Montanye, has spoken openly with authorities, and Sheriff Cole reported that he is with other family members at HCMC.
Even though the family has a mailing address in Braham, the home is still located in Pine County.
Our Jesse Logan conducted a full audio interview with Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole, which can be heard right here.