Florida 4-year-old shoots self while grabbing candy in grandma's purse

Nelly Zoller died from a gunshot wound while trying to get candy from her grandmother's purse

Nelly Zoller died from a gunshot wound while trying to get candy from her grandmother's purse

A child fatally shot herself September 14 while simply reaching for candy in her grandmother's purse in Tampa, Fla.

Shane, who has two other children, told the Times that Yanelly was a helpful child who "just wanted some damn candy".

"Right now, the case is still under investigation but everything we've looked at makes it appear as a tragic accident, so no charges at this point", Tampa police spokesman Steve Hegarty told Fox 13.

Shane says Nelly was the ideal mixture of her parents.

Shane and the child's mother shared custody, according to the local paper.

"I was heading to lift her up with her swimming outfit in my auto to take her to the sprinkle cushions", Shane Zoller told the Times.

The father was on his way over to his parents' house to pick Nelly up when he saw police lights out front.

"She loved to help daddy work on the auto", he recalls. He said, "She would hand me tools. But she also really liked doing her makeup".

"She was attached to her nana's hip", he said.

Zoller says his daughter was "extremely close" with her grandparents and loved to visit.

Family members have since launched GoFundMe and YouCaring crowdfunding campaigns to help cover Nelly's funeral expenses. "The shock and disbelief is real". Her star shines bright. "What is important is to help the family in preparing for a proper burial".

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