Tampa girl, 4, dies of gunshot reaching for candy

Yanelly Zoller also known as Nelly snuggles with her grandfather’s dog Venus

According to the obituary her family wrote, she also loved playing with her puppy, watching the cartoon "Shimmer and Shine" and jumping on the couch.

But she found a gun and accidentally pulled the trigger, according to The Tampa Bay Times.

Tampa Bay police are now investigating the incident but do not doubt the circumstances leading to Yanelly's death. The Associated Press reports he shared custody of Yanelly with the girl's mother. Nelly, as she was known, was staying with her grandparents Michel and Christie Zoller in North Tampa when the tragedy took place, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

"She just wanted some damn candy", her father Shane Zoller, 22, told the newspaper on Wednesday.

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 explains he had Nelly when he was still in high school. If his parents had not helped him with Nelly, he said, he would have had to drop out of school.

Zoller says his daughter was "extremely close" with her grandparents and loved to visit. He said, "She would hand me tools. But she also really liked doing her make up". "She was attached to her nana's hip".

The family is asking for help in paying for Nelly's funeral and cremation HERE.

"Our little angel's life was short-lived, however her beauty and magic will linger forever, ' the description of the YouCaring campaign read".



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