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11-year-old Texan girl killed in ‘hunting accident’

HARRISON COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – Texas authorities are investigating the death of a sixth-grader that is believed to have occurred in a hunting accident Saturday.

According to the department, dispatch received multiple calls shortly after 5 p.m. about a hunting accident involving an 11-year-old girl and her father in Hallsville, about 140 miles east of Dallas.

Callers said the father had accidentally shot his daughter with a high-powered rifle.

After representatives from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and EMS arrived on the scene, the girl, now identified as Daisy Grace Lynn George, was located and taken to a nearby hospital. Authorities requested a care flight, but all emergency helicopters were grounded in the area due to inclement weather.

George, a sixth grader, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens were also called in to help investigate the incident.

During Monday’s news conference, Sheriff Fletcher stated that he “didn’t anticipate… an arrest would be made” in the fatal crash. He explained that EMS staff and representatives had difficulty locating George and her father due to poor cell phone reception. George’s father is described as an experienced hunter who hunted most of his life.

Fletcher sends his condolences to George’s family and friends.

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

ONE GoFundMe was created to pay for funerals.

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