An 8-year-old girl was fatally shot Saturday night in an apparent drive-by shooting on 3rd Avenue in Augusta, authorities said.

Coroner Mark Bowen confirms that his office was called to the Augusta University Medical Center for a child death. Her name has not been released.

This marks Richmond County’s first homicide of 2022.

Richmond County Deputies responded at 7:25 p.m. Saturday to the 2000 block of 3rd Avenue in reference to a shooting. They learned that the 8-year-old victim had been shot in the front yard of a residence in an apparent drive by shooting, sheriff’s Sgt. William McCarty said.

She was transported to Augusta University Medical Center by private vehicle. Sheriff’s Investigators and The Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene. No arrest or suspect information has been announced.