Sheriff: Texas hunter accidentally kills his 11-year-old daughter

HALLSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A hunter accidentally shot and killed his 11-year-old daughter while they were hunting near their East Texas hometown, investigators said.

In a statement, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office in Marshall, Texas, said it received multiple reports shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday of a hunting accident just east of Hallsville, Texas. Callers said a Hallsville man accidentally shot his daughter Daisy Grace Lynn George while hunting.

Low clouds grounded a requested helicopter airlift, so an ambulance transported the girl 12 miles to a Longview hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Grief counselors have been coordinated for faculty and students at the girl’s school.

Hallsville has about 4,300 residents and is 12 miles west of Marshall and 130 miles east of Dallas.

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