8-year-old awarded for saving her dad's life after random shooting

AUBURN, California -- A third grader in California is being hailed as a hero after her courage in the face of a terrifying scenario saved the life of her father.

Authorities say 8-year-old Isabell Pierce was riding in the car with her father on January 15 when they heard a loud sound.

Someone had apparently shot the driver's side window, and the bullet struck Isabell's dad in the chest.

Isabell reacted quickly by taking a sweat band that was inside the car and using it to apply pressure to her father's bleeding wound.

He was able to drive to a nearby fire department, where he received medical attention.

The young hero received the Citizen's Medal of Merit by Placer County Sheriff Devon Bell in a ceremony Monday.

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