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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.

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    A disabled Army vet, Tom Wilson, shot and killed his daughter in what police are calling a very tragic incident.
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    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.

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    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.

    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.