Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Friday, June 1, 2012

9-year old Texas girl killed unintentionally by father mishandling gun

Anaya Wilson, age 9
A 9-year old girl in Fort Worth, Texas, was killed in her home when her father mishandled his loaded gun.

Police say a shooting in North Texas has left a 9-year-old girl dead after a gun being handled by her father discharged. 
Fort Worth police say the apparent accidental shooting happened Wednesday night at a home. 
Sgt. Pedro Criado says the father was apparently removing the gun from a bag when the weapon fired. 
Police say the girl was transported to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her name was not immediately released.
UPDATE (6/2/12):  The girl's name was Anaya Wilson.  From another article:
Police call Anaya Wilson's death a "tragic incident." Homicide detectives are still investigating.

Neighbors in the north Fort Worth community near Roanoke say the Wilson family has four children, and they are very active at Hughes Elementary in Northwest ISD. So the death of their oldest child is especially difficult.

Anaya was a third grader.

Fort Worth police say she was with her father around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when he was taking a handgun out of bag. Initial interviews indicate the weapon fired and hit the girl.

Officers arrived at the house a short time later, and Anaya was taken to Baylor Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

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