A 13-year-old girl who was a student at Tupelo Middle School has died at home in the weekend in Mississippi being shot by her 9-year-old brother in the back of the head. "He’s just 9. I assume he’s seen this on video games or TV," Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said.
The boy shot his sister because she would not give up a video game controller when her brother wanted it. The identities of family members are not being officially released. However, the girl was named in media reports as Dijonae White. A fact to be clarified is how the child had access to the weapon, a .25 calibre handgun. "We don't know yet what kind of charges or if charges will be pressed”, the sheriff said. The children's mother was in another room, feeding other children lunch at the time of the incident.
This case is under investigation and probably more things related to the family responsibility will be clarified.The department is working and talking with the District Attorney’s Office about what they are going to do. A family member described Dijonae as a "great girl". This is not the first time that a child got access to a handgun. Last year, a 3-year-old girl in Philadelphia shot herself with a gun belonging to her father.