13-Year-Old Girl Dead After 9-Year-Old Brother Shoots Her Over Video Game, Sheriff Says

TUPELO, Miss. (The Clarion Ledger) A 13-year-old girl is dead in Monroe County after authorities say she was shot Saturday by her 9-year-old brother.

Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said the girl would not give up a video game controller when her brother wanted it.

Cantrell said she was shot in the back of the head with a .25 caliber handgun, and that the bullet went through her brain.

The girl was rushed to Le Bonheur’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis where she died Sunday at 6:45 p.m.

1 Timothy 3:1-2 states that in the last days, “men shall be lovers of their own selves.”

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  • Children even as young as 9 are capable of the same evil acts as adults do.

    • Michael C

      No. They’re not. They’re nine.

      I’m not excusing what happened but nine year olds are children. They’re not adults. Tragic, awful things happen but nine year olds should never be held accountable as adults.

      • Wibur Smith

        Yes, they are – this kid proves it. And yes, they should receive the same punishment as adults who do the same acts. But we know what will happen here, the kid will get “counseling” and be declared not a threat to society and then twenty years from now we’ll read that he killed someone else.

        • MCrow

          Children are incapable of the same forethought as adults. Cognitive development is just that: development. Most children at 9 are incapable of understanding abstractions or thinking about cause and effect. Some haven’t yet gotten past understanding that others are distinct individuals from themselves. Cognitive development doesn’t stop for most until they are in their 20s

      • Deb Santomauro

        We are born with deceit and disobedience in our hearts so yes children are quite capable of committing evil. Read Scripture to know what our Father has to say about this.

  • james blue

    “This is all new ground for us, we’ve never dealt with a kid shooting a kid at age 9,” Cantrell said. “We don’t know yet what kind of charges or if charges will be pressed. We want to make sure we’re doing everything correctly.

    Well to start with the owner of the gun needs to face charges of negligence.

    • TheKingOfRhye

      That was my first thought. I’m not against people legally owning guns, but those people need to be responsible with them.

      • james blue

        I am 100% responsible for properly securing my firearm at all times even when I do not have it with me.
        This kid and all the other kids didn’t “accidentally” get hold of the loaded gun, the gun was not properly secured. I am fed up reading reports about children getting hold of guns and shooting themselves or others and have it described as an accident. It was NOT an accident. It was negligence and incompetence and we need to start cracking down on it.

        I’m pro second and anti n u m b n u t.

  • NCOriolesFan

    Wow, all the arguments me and my 2 brothers had, I am glad dad never told us he head a gun in the house. I only found out after I stumbled onto one hidden in a closet.