Fundraisers created to support families of slain reporter Dylan Lyons, 9-year-old T’yonna Major

ORLANDO, Fla. — GoFundMe accounts have been created to support the families of a TV journalist and 9-year-old girl who were killed in Orange County shootings on Wednesday.


Dylan Lyons, 24, was shot and killed while covering a homicide investigation in the Pine Hills area Wednesday afternoon.

Dylan’s sister Rachel Lyons created the fundraising account to support the family and help pay for funeral services.

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Rachel Lyons described Dylan as a devoted son to his parents and a loving uncle to his niece and nephew.

Dylan Lyons’ life was cut shot by a gunman who is accused of shooting five people, killing three.

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Dylan Lyons was a reporter for Spectrum News 13 and on the scene of a deadly shooting investigation when he was gunned down.

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According to the GoFundMe account, a funeral service for Dylan Lyons will be held next month.

Nathacha Augustin, 38, and T’yonna Major, 9, were also killed by the same shooter, deputies said.

A family member also created a GoFundMe for T’yonna.

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“She was a light to everyone that knew her. She was everything to us,” the family member wrote.

You can click here to donate.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.