ODESSA, TX (KWES) - "Generally with schizophrenia people become suspicious and paranoid," said Thangham.
Thangham said hallucinations and delusions are two of the major symptoms a person with schizophrenia can experience.
"In reality, there may be nothing going on in their environment but it's the perception that they are being subjected to some kind of harm," said Thangham.
In the report, the Odessa Police Department said the incident happened on the 4900 block of Cordova Street and the 10-year-old girl ran from her mom Andrea Swilling to a nearby school.
"Weapons must be taken out of the household and anything that would be predispose them and any avenue must be closed," said Thangham.
Corporal Steve LeSueur of the Odessa Police Department said, "I can't remember the last time we had a shooting involving a parent and a child like this."
Thangam added after an experience like this the family has to talk to someone about it.
"The child has to know that it's not her fault," said Thangham.