A 9-year-old MS boy is accused of shooting his 13-year-old sister in the head after they had an argument over a video game, WTVA reported Sunday.
Deputies responded to a home in Monroe County around 1 p.m. Saturday and learned that the boy shot the girl in the back of the head after she wouldn't give him the controller.
Such accidents are not rare in the United States, where the debate on gun control rages on.
A local sheriff announce yesterday (March 18) that the teen died of he injuries in a Memphis Hospital.
Authorities said they do not yet know how the firearm used in the shooting had been accessed. An investigation is now underway into the incident.
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'I don't know if he knew exactly what this would do. We want to make sure we're doing everything correctly. "That's why I'm not too fast to say anything because there are juveniles involved".
A crime scene tape is seen in this undated photo.
As for what consequences the nine-year-old boy will face, there have been no definite answers yet. The victim was rushed to the hospital, where she was treated for gunshot wounds. The reason behind the shooting was not immediately clear. The child's father was later arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and recklessly endangering another person.