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Texas man fatally shoots 11-year-old daughter while hunting, authorities say

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A Texas man fatally shot his 11-year-old daughter Saturday in what appears to have been a hunting accident, officials said.

The child was identified as Daisy Grace Lynn George, a sixth-grader in junior high school in the Hallsville Independent School District, Harrison County Sheriff’s Capt. Tyler Owen said.


Harrison County is in northeastern Texas along the Louisiana border.

The girl’s father, who has not been publicly identified, has not been charged with any crimes, Owen said. The man was hunting when he was unloading a high-powered rifle, which fired and struck his daughter once, Owen said.

Although the investigation is ongoing, Owen said, the shooting appears to have been a tragic accident. “For it to be a father and daughter is just a horrible situation,” he said.

Dispatchers began receiving 911 calls at about 5:15 p.m. Saturday about a "hunting accident involving an 11-year-old female," the sheriff’s office said in a statement. "Further calls determined that a father had accidentally shot his 11-year-old daughter."

Air transportation was requested, the sheriff’s office said, but all emergency helicopters were grounded because of inclement weather. The critically wounded girl was transported with a police escort to Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, where she was pronounced dead, officials said.




How do you shoot someone when you're unloading a gun? How would a rifle discharge when you don't have your finger on the trigger?

Should a safety test be required before you can buy a gun?


RIP
 

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He should never be allowed to handle a gun again.
 

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Hunting accidents happen every year. Four basic rules.
 

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A Texas man fatally shot his 11-year-old daughter Saturday in what appears to have been a hunting accident, officials said.

The child was identified as Daisy Grace Lynn George, a sixth-grader in junior high school in the Hallsville Independent School District, Harrison County Sheriff’s Capt. Tyler Owen said.


Harrison County is in northeastern Texas along the Louisiana border.

The girl’s father, who has not been publicly identified, has not been charged with any crimes, Owen said. The man was hunting when he was unloading a high-powered rifle, which fired and struck his daughter once, Owen said.

Although the investigation is ongoing, Owen said, the shooting appears to have been a tragic accident. “For it to be a father and daughter is just a horrible situation,” he said.

Dispatchers began receiving 911 calls at about 5:15 p.m. Saturday about a "hunting accident involving an 11-year-old female," the sheriff’s office said in a statement. "Further calls determined that a father had accidentally shot his 11-year-old daughter."

Air transportation was requested, the sheriff’s office said, but all emergency helicopters were grounded because of inclement weather. The critically wounded girl was transported with a police escort to Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, where she was pronounced dead, officials said.




How do you shoot someone when you're unloading a gun? How would a rifle discharge when you don't have your finger on the trigger?

Should a safety test be required before you can buy a gun?


RIP

A cautionary story for all gun owners....
 

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Stupid is as stupid does.

Hopefully he doesn't have any more.

That gene is strong.
 

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A cautionary story for all gun owners....

Pretty much. He violated all four rules at once, and learned a cruel lesson in firearms safety.
 

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Pretty much. He violated all four rules at once, and learned a cruel lesson in firearms safety.

Yep.......sad story all the way around
 

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I can't imagine anything more devastating than for a father to know he killed his own young daughter. Others will point out his stupid actions and lack of respect for gun safety rules, and he probably deserves all of that, but for right now, I can only pity him.
 

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Accidental gun deaths are still a a minuscule percentage compared to the number of time people use guns annually.

In fact any other activity with such a low percentage of accidental deaths would be praised for being safe.
 

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A Texas man fatally shot his 11-year-old daughter Saturday in what appears to have been a hunting accident, officials said.

The child was identified as Daisy Grace Lynn George, a sixth-grader in junior high school in the Hallsville Independent School District, Harrison County Sheriff’s Capt. Tyler Owen said.


Harrison County is in northeastern Texas along the Louisiana border.

The girl’s father, who has not been publicly identified, has not been charged with any crimes, Owen said. The man was hunting when he was unloading a high-powered rifle, which fired and struck his daughter once, Owen said.

Although the investigation is ongoing, Owen said, the shooting appears to have been a tragic accident. “For it to be a father and daughter is just a horrible situation,” he said.

Dispatchers began receiving 911 calls at about 5:15 p.m. Saturday about a "hunting accident involving an 11-year-old female," the sheriff’s office said in a statement. "Further calls determined that a father had accidentally shot his 11-year-old daughter."

Air transportation was requested, the sheriff’s office said, but all emergency helicopters were grounded because of inclement weather. The critically wounded girl was transported with a police escort to Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, where she was pronounced dead, officials said.




How do you shoot someone when you're unloading a gun? How would a rifle discharge when you don't have your finger on the trigger?

Should a safety test be required before you can buy a gun?


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Most gun owners have no real appreciation of how dangerous they are. They think of them as neat toys, not weapons.
 

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Most gun owners have no real appreciation of how dangerous they are. They think of them as neat toys, not weapons.

You've spoken to most gun owners? That must have been exhausting.
 
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Accidental gun deaths are still a a minuscule percentage compared to the number of time people use guns annually.

In fact any other activity with such a low percentage of accidental deaths would be praised for being safe.

In 2018, accidental gun deaths accounted for 1% (458) of total gun-related deaths (39,740) in the United States.


458 isn't trivial.
 

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I can't imagine anything more devastating than for a father to know he killed his own young daughter. Others will point out his stupid actions and lack of respect for gun safety rules, and he probably deserves all of that, but for right now, I can only pity him.


I agree.........
 

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A Texas man fatally shot his 11-year-old daughter Saturday in what appears to have been a hunting accident, officials said.

The child was identified as Daisy Grace Lynn George, a sixth-grader in junior high school in the Hallsville Independent School District, Harrison County Sheriff’s Capt. Tyler Owen said.


Harrison County is in northeastern Texas along the Louisiana border.

The girl’s father, who has not been publicly identified, has not been charged with any crimes, Owen said. The man was hunting when he was unloading a high-powered rifle, which fired and struck his daughter once, Owen said.

Although the investigation is ongoing, Owen said, the shooting appears to have been a tragic accident. “For it to be a father and daughter is just a horrible situation,” he said.

Dispatchers began receiving 911 calls at about 5:15 p.m. Saturday about a "hunting accident involving an 11-year-old female," the sheriff’s office said in a statement. "Further calls determined that a father had accidentally shot his 11-year-old daughter."

Air transportation was requested, the sheriff’s office said, but all emergency helicopters were grounded because of inclement weather. The critically wounded girl was transported with a police escort to Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, where she was pronounced dead, officials said.




How do you shoot someone when you're unloading a gun? How would a rifle discharge when you don't have your finger on the trigger?

Should a safety test be required before you can buy a gun?


RIP
These things happen.
 

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Most gun owners have no real appreciation of how dangerous they are. They think of them as neat toys, not weapons.


Yeah.....no...

600 million guns in private hands....over 21.5 million Americans legally carry guns in public for self defense...

Accidental gun deaths in 2019?

486

Cars....

37,595

Of the two, cars are deadlier.....
 

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In 2018, accidental gun deaths accounted for 1% (458) of total gun-related deaths (39,740) in the United States.


458 isn't trivial.


600 million guns in private hands......over 21.5 million Americans can carry guns in public for self defense...

Each death is terrible but 458 is a tiny number....and the majority of those deaths are due to criminals with illegal guns in their home......
 

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I can't imagine anything more devastating than for a father to know he killed his own young daughter. Others will point out his stupid actions and lack of respect for gun safety rules, and he probably deserves all of that, but for right now, I can only pity him.
Hard for me to say this, but I do agree. Regardless of the circumstances and what he woulda, coulda, shoulda done is beside the point. I can not even imagine his grief and what he has to live with the rest of his life. Very heartbreaking
 

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Most gun owners have no real appreciation of how dangerous they are. They think of them as neat toys, not weapons.

Strangely, you may be right to a point. Though I don't know about 'most'. The difference is 'responsible' gun owners, know exactly what they are and how dangerous they can be. There are far too many irresponsible gun owners that have no real understanding. Either way, that argument has little to do with this particular story that is a very tragic accident.
 

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