Daisy George Identified as Girl Accidentally Shot Dead by Father During Hunting Trip

An 11-year-old girl who was accidentally shot dead by her father on a hunting trip in Texas has been named by authorities as Daisy George.

Police from Harrison County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) received calls about a hunting accident at about 5:15 p.m. on Saturday. The victim has now been identified as Hallsville Junior High School student Daisy George after her parents agreed to publicly share her name, according to Fox 8.

Officers have established through phone calls that her father accidentally shot Daisy with a high-powered rifle in the area of Young Road and Hickey Road, near Hallsville, according to the network.

After emergency services found Daisy they realized she had life-threatening injuries and requested a helicopter, but the poor weather conditions meant that wasn't an option.

Daisy succumbed to her injuries and was declared dead after she arrived at Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center.

A statement from the HCSO obtained by Fox 8 read: "After life-saving efforts were administered, the 11-year-old female was pronounced deceased."

An investigation into the shooting is now being carried out by a HCSO crime scene investigator as well as members of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

In a Facebook post shared on Sunday, Hallsville Junior High said: "In honor of Daisy George's favorite color all staff and students throughout the district are encouraged to wear purple tomorrow."

Following Daisy's death, a GoFundMe page was set up by Deborah George, from Hallsville, to help pay for her funeral expenses.

The statement on the page read: "On November 27, God received an angel whose time was cut very short.

"Through a hunting accident, we lost a very special little girl. She was always a joker trying to lift everyone's spirits. She loved to draw her heart out.

"Daisy loved to be surrounded by the outdoors. Always down for an adventure big or small. Please help us lay this little girl down to rest. Thank you so much for any help."

As of Monday morning, the GoFundMe page had raised $6,685 out of a target amount of $10,000.

Newsweek has contacted Hallsville Junior High and the HCSO for comment.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, a database that collects information about shootings across the U.S., Daisy was the 18th child aged 11 or under to have died by gunshot in the state of Texas this year.

Last year, an Ohio father shot his own son dead in a deer-hunting accident, according to authorities.

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A file photo of police car lights at night. Daisy George was named as the victim of the accidental shooting during a hunting trip. iStock