Nine-year-old shoots his sister over a video game controller

Nine-year-old shoots his sister over a video game controller

Nine-year-old shoots his sister over a video game controller

The 9-year-old wanted a video game controller and his older sister would not give it to him.

It was originally reported the girl was 13 years old, but Coroner Alan Gurley says she is 14 since she was born in September 2003.

A local sheriff announce yesterday (March 18) that the teen died of he injuries in a Memphis Hospital.

Authorities say they don't yet know how the firearm used in the shooting had been accessed. 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. "I don't know if he knew exactly what this would do".

How the boy got his hands on the gun is unclear at this stage, according to reports. "I do know it's a tragedy".

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The accident has renewed heated debates over gun control, and even video game violence, and how it should be addressed.

The siblings' mother was in another room feeding other children.

Meanwhile, Cantrell expressed shock about the incident, claiming that this is the first time they ever dealt with a shooting incident involving a kid. We want to make sure we're doing everything correctly. She has since been named as Dijonae White.

The sheriff made a call out to the public to send thoughts and prayers to the child and his family.

The incident took place last Saturday in a house in the Monroe County area of Mississippi.

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