9-year-old boy shoots sister in fight over video game controller

Sheriff Boy shoots sister after argument over video game controller

A 13-year-old girl died at a hospital Sunday night after she was shot by her 9-year-old brother during an argument over a video game, according to reports.

Sheriff Cecil Cantrell told the media that it is their understanding that the boy got hold of the gun when the girl refused to relinquish the controller.

This case is under investigation, WTVA reported. He says the boy shot the girl in the back of the head and that the bullet entered her brain.

Authorities don't yet know how the child had access to the weapon they say he used to shoot his sister. "I don't know if he knew exactly what this would do". "He's just nine", Cantrell said, according to Clarion Ledger.

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So far, it remains unclear if there will be charges filed against the boy considering his age. Cantrell says he doesn't know what consequences the boy faces.

This is not the first time that a child got access to a firearm.

In an incident that took place earlier this month, an 8-year-old boy obtained a rifle and repeatedly shot his 4-year-old sister.

The 13-year-old MS girl died from her injuries in Le Bonheur's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

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