Texas father accidentally shoots, kills daughter, 11, while I’m hunting: report

An 11-year-old girl was killed after she was accidentally shot by her father while hunting in Texas on Saturday, reports say.

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office received emergency calls around 5:15 p.m. about a “hunting accident” in Hallsville. It was later determined that the girl was hit by a shot from a powerful rifle, reads a statement obtained by the Longview News-Journal.

The girl, identified as Daisy Grace Lynn George, a sixth-grader, was located by emergency crews with life-threatening injuries. Respondents requested a helicopter to take her to the hospital, but bad weather put the fleet to rest, the report said. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death.

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“Every time a young person loses their life, it is tragic for everyone involved. Our thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends during this difficult time,” said Sheriff Brandon Fletcher.

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