Sheriff: Boy shoots sister in video game controller dispute - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Boy shoots sister in video game controller dispute

Posted: Updated:

By The Associated Press

Authorities in Mississippi say a 9-year-old boy has shot his 13-year-old sister in the head and wounded her after an argument over a video game controller.

Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell told local news outlets that the girl wouldn't give up the video game controller when her brother wanted it on Saturday. He says the boy shot the girl in the back of the head and that the bullet entered her brain.

The girl was rushed to Le Bonheur's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Details of her condition weren't immediately known Sunday afternoon.

Authorities say they don't yet know how the firearm used in the shooting had been accessed. The sheriff added that the circumstances of the shooting are still being investigated.

Monroe County is in northeast Mississippi.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics

    Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:56 AM EDT2018-04-24 07:56:11 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 8:57 PM EDT2018-04-25 00:57:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles, File). FILE - In this March 7, 2017, file photo, the CEO of a methadone clinic holds a 35 mg liquid dose of methadone in Rossville, Ga. The drug is the oldest and most effective of approved medications used to treat opioid add...(AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles, File). FILE - In this March 7, 2017, file photo, the CEO of a methadone clinic holds a 35 mg liquid dose of methadone in Rossville, Ga. The drug is the oldest and most effective of approved medications used to treat opioid add...
    Opioid overdoses killed 1,354 Americans ages 65 and older in 2016, but Medicare doesn't cover the oldest proven treatment for opioid addiction: methadone.More
    Opioid overdoses killed 1,354 Americans ages 65 and older in 2016, but Medicare doesn't cover the oldest proven treatment for opioid addiction: methadone.More
  • Waffle House hero honored by Tennessee legislature

    Waffle House hero honored by Tennessee legislature

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:16 AM EDT2018-04-24 11:16:59 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 8:34 PM EDT2018-04-25 00:34:50 GMT
    James Shaw Jr. was honored at the TN Capitol on Tuesday. (WSMV)James Shaw Jr. was honored at the TN Capitol on Tuesday. (WSMV)

    The resolution reads, "If a hero is 'a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character,' then James Shaw Jr. is a hero twice over, for he has demonstrated both his courage and character in a manner few could ever attempt to emulate."

    More

    The resolution reads, "If a hero is 'a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character,' then James Shaw Jr. is a hero twice over, for he has demonstrated both his courage and character in a manner few could ever attempt to emulate."

    More
  • Tree falls onto power lines; shuts down major road in Dalton

    Tree falls onto power lines; shuts down major road in Dalton

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 8:34 PM EDT2018-04-25 00:34:18 GMT

    The tree knocked out power for about 500 customers.

    More

    The tree knocked out power for about 500 customers.

    More
Powered by Frankly