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Gun Discharges, 9-Year-Old Girl Killed

Police: Man was removing gun from a bag when shot was fired

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    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. (Published Thursday, May 31, 2012)

    Fort Worth police are investigating a shooting that killed a 9-year-old girl Wednesday night.

    Police said a gun accidentally discharged when Tom Wilson was removing it from a bag and struck Anaya Wilson in their home in the 13000 block of Cherokee Ranch Road in North Fort Worth.

    Tom Wilson was preparing for an upcoming camping trip with the family.

    Officers arrived at the home to find the third-grader with a gunshot wound, Sgt. Pedro Criado said.

    Father Says Daughter's Fatal Shooting Was Accidental

    [DFW] Father Says Daughter's Fatal Shooting Was Accidental
    A disabled Army vet, Tom Wilson, shot and killed his daughter in what police are calling a very tragic incident.
    (Published Thursday, May 31, 2012)

    Anaya Wilson was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

    Her mother told NBC 5 that her daughter was a loving little girl who was very proud of her Native American heritage. She acted as a mother hen to her three younger siblings, her mother said.

    Officials have not said if Tom Wilson would face charges.

    9-Year-Old Girl Shot, Killed by Father

    [DFW] 9-Year-Old Girl Shot, Killed by Father
    Fort Worth police are investigating a shooting that left a 9-year-old girl dead Wednesday night.
    (Published Thursday, May 31, 2012)

    The family has set up a fund called The Wilson Fund at Wells Fargo Bank to help cover funeral costs. Tom Wilson, a disabled Army veteran, recently lost his job.

    NBC 5's Amanda Guerra contributed to this report.