8-year-old California girl shot with arrow while on school field trip

Girl recovering at hospital

BERKELEY, Calif. - An 8-year-old girl who was struck by an arrow while on a school trip at the University of California, Berkeley does not appear to have been shot intentionally, police said.

UC Berkeley police Capt. Steven Roderick said investigators are tracing the arrow's trajectory as they try to determine where it came from and who fired it.

Nadine Hairston was sitting on a life-sized model of a fin whale outside UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science late Tuesday morning when the 20-inch crossbow arrow became lodged in her thigh.

She required surgery, but her mother, Alicia Hairston, says she is doing well and is eager to return to school. 

The girl apparently sang songs with her teacher to stay calm until they arrived at the hospital.

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