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Mississippi boy, 9, fatally shoots teen sister in head over video game controller, police say

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jnelsoninjax    10,161

A 9-year-old boy fatally shot his 13-year-old sister in Mississippi on Saturday afternoon when she refused to hand over a video game controller, authorities said.

The victim, Dijonae White, was shot in the back of the head and the bullet entered her brain, Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell told reporters, according to WLOV-TV.

White was a student at Tupelo Middle School, the station reported.

Cantrell, who said he had never seen a case like this one, confirmed late Sunday the girl died from her injuries after being rushed to Le Bonheur's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. 

White's brother wanted a video game controller in her possession and grabbed a gun when she refused, police said. It remains unclear how the firearm used in the shooting had been accessed.

The children's mother was in another room feeding other children lunch at the time of the incident, authorities said.

The sheriff added that the circumstances of the shooting are still being investigated, and that he is unsure what consequences the boy will face at this time, WLOV-TV reported.

Monroe County is in northeast Mississippi.

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Human.Online    7,547

So the gun was both loaded and accessible to a 9 year old?

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Xahid    5,185

It clearly shows the "Parenting Failed"

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PsYcHoKiLLa    2,123

'murca

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Steven P.    10,930

The comments at the source for this article :s but this is tragic, another life wasted due to bad parenting.

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techbeck    6,351

100% parents fault.  ######## idiots for leaving a loaded weapon unsecured around kids that age.   And because of the parenting sucking so bad, I doubt the kid fully understands what he did.

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Shiranui    1,851

If the sister had been armed, this would never have happened.

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Euphoria    1,744
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, Shiranui said:

If the sister had been armed, this would never have happened.

I see what you did there...

Imagine if none of us had cars those killings in Barcelona, Nice, and New York would have not happened ...

 

It think this is how it works... right?

 

In regards to the OP, parents are guilty not just for lack of parenting but also for leaving loaded gun at the reach of a 9 year old...  and of course should face consequences.

 

 

Edited by Euphoria

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Mockingbird    2,413
Posted (edited)
15 hours ago, NJL said:

So the gun was both loaded and accessible to a 9 year old?

His parents are clearly not responsible gun owners

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PatC    28

Ban guns and video game controllers! 

 

/s

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sidroc    1,196

Gun storage laws need implementation and enforcement in the United States. The parent deserves to be charged for the negligence involved in this shooting

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+warwagon    11,712
On 3/19/2018 at 7:35 AM, Steven P. said:

The comments at the source for this article :s but this is tragic, another life wasted due to bad parenting.

sometimes comments are the best part of the articles.

 

When reading the title of this thread I thought of "FPS Doug"

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