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. The girl was rushed to Le Bonheur’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis where she died Sunday at 6:45 p.m.
Authorities don’t yet know how the child had access to the weapon they say he used to shoot his sister. It’s also unclear how much knowledge the boy had of the dangers of guns. “He’s just 9. I assume he’s seen this on video games or TV,” Cantrell said. “I don’t know if he knew exactly what this would do. I can’t answer that. I do know it’s a tragedy.” The investigation will not be rushed, the sheriff said, and the identities of family members are not being released. READ MORE