Thursday, April 13, 2017
Oh No! 13-Year-Old Schoolboy, Malachi Hemphill, Accidentally Kills Self On Live Instagram (Pics)
Malachi Hemphill, 13, was recording himself in his bedroom on Monday evening when the tragedy occurred.
He reportedly started handling a gun, while his pals watched and sent him messages via the social media site.
She said she and her daughter kicked in the teen's door and found him lying on the floor, surrounded by blood.
"My daughter screamed and said, ‘Mom, turn his phone off!'.
"As I proceeded to look at his phone, he was on Instagram Live."
As Malachi was taken to hospital, dozens of kids from the area reportedly rushed to his home, after witnessing the shooting live.
Despite doctors' best efforts, the teenager did not survive his injuries.
Detectives investigating the horrifying incident are trying to work out where the gun came from, WXIA reports.
Just moments before the fatal shooting, Malachi had reportedly taken out the rubbish at his home in Forest Park.
His mum now wants to warn other parents to monitor their children's activity to prevent a similar tragedy from happening.