DEPUTIES: Funeral Set For 11-Year-Old Shot By Father

The funeral for an 11-year-old girl, who deputies say was shot by her father, will be held Friday in Tennessee.

Kassidy Wynne died Monday afternoon, a day after she and her 12-year-old sister arrived in Carteret County to spend the summer with their father.

Deputies say Michael Wynne told them he was in his spare bedroom clearing a 20 gauge shotgun when the weapon fired. Wynne told 911 that he had accidentally shot his daughter.

Deputies say Wynne's older daughter was also in the room at the time of the shooting.

Deputies say they met with the family on Wednesday after they flew in from Maumelle, Arkansas. The 11-year-old lived there with her mother and
step-father.

Services for Kassidy will be in Knoxville, Tennessee where the family is originally from. The funeral will be Friday night at Gentry-Griffey Funeral Chapel located at 5301 Fountain Rd, in Knoxville. A graveside service will be held Saturday at Brook-Walter Cemetery in Knoxville.

Carteret County deputies say the case is still under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.


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An 11-year-old girl is dead after deputies say she was shot by her father.

Carteret County deputies say Michael Wynne told them he was in his spare bedroom clearing a 20 gauge shotgun when the weapon fired. It happened around 5:00 p.m. Monday at 327 Winding Woods Way in Beaufort. Wynne told 911 that he had accidentally shot his daughter.

Deputies say Wynne's older daughter was in the room at the time of the shooting. They say the two girls had arrived just the day before from Arkansas to spend the summer with their father.

No charges have been filed in the shooting as the case is still under investigation by deputies. Their results will then be reviewed by the district attorney.


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  • by Rebecca Location: unknown on Oct 12, 2011 at 11:06 PM
    i will always miss kassidy and i hope that she rests peacefully
  • by anon on Jul 8, 2010 at 05:39 AM
    A very beautiful little girl, now in the arms of the angels. Bless this family.
  • by Terri Location: North Carolina on Jul 5, 2010 at 08:24 PM
    There is absolutely nothing they could do to this father that could be any worse than the prison of pain he will be in forever - only God can unlock that kind of bondage. I pray that the mother and father's relationship is strong even though divorced - he will need her forgiveness too.
  • by savannah friend of kassidy Location: maumelle ar on Jul 2, 2010 at 06:32 PM
    I was kassidys best freind ever sense 3rd grade she was a funny and talented girl.I will miss her so much even in middle school.
  • by NC MOM Location: Martin Co. on Jul 2, 2010 at 06:16 AM
    My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family of this young girl. One cannot imagine the pain and grief you feel. May you find comfort from our Lord and peace in knowing that your loved one is with Him.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jul 1, 2010 at 10:14 AM
    There is no need to go off and say that only a moron does this kind of stuff. Even the smartest and safest of people make mistakes, some more costly than others. May this girl rest in peace and may God be with the family members at this difficult time and may this be a lesson to help prevent further tragedies down the road.
  • by Saddened Location: Washington on Jul 1, 2010 at 07:46 AM
    I thought of this family as soon as my eyes opened this morning. I can't imagine the day before them. My prayers are with all involved.
  • by wanda Location: greenville on Jul 1, 2010 at 07:38 AM
    this is a very sad story. But the bottom line here-- this is a family that is hurting and wishing and saying what if. this is a very very sad story- we have a little girl that gone to soon. Remember God don't make mistakes we don't know why or have answer to this tragic story. We/I the people here in eastern nc are hurting also and it's not our place to judge. Pray for this family. don't put this man down or his family. this family needs positive comments and all of our prays. They need to know that God sit high and looks low he will be our judge in the end. To this entire family look to the God for all your comfort and help--he will get you all threw this. To the father, mother, sister to the entire family here may God comfort you all during this very diffucult time. This comment is not to step on anyone feet. please please post comments to help this family get thru this.
  • by Jeff on Jul 1, 2010 at 07:38 AM
    Anonymous.... It was an accident. the you girl was not even in the same room. It has to be hard enough on the father for having to live with this on his mind now. I hope charges are not pressed on him. remember, accidents do happen. prayers are with his daughter, him and all others involved in this tragedy.
  • by Tiff_Tiff Location: choco on Jun 30, 2010 at 10:09 PM
    my prayers go out to the family and friends!! she was a beautiful young lady
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