A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy in the US shot his teenage sister after the pair argued over a video game.

His 13 year old sister, Dijonae White, was shot in the back of the head and the bullet entered her brain according to a local news station.

Sheriff Cantrell, who said he had never seen a case like this one, confirmed the girl died from her injuries after being rushed to Hospital in Memphis.

Her young brother wanted a video game controller in her possession and grabbed a gun when she refused, police said.

It remains unclear how the firearm used in the shooting had been accessed.

The children’s mother was in another room feeding other children lunch at the time of the incident, authorities said.

The sheriff added that the circumstances of the shooting are still being investigated, and that he is unsure what consequences the boy will face at this time, WLOV-TV reported.

Last month two QLD men were charged after a five-year-old was accidentally shot in the face – read more here.

Our thoughts are with the family.

Share your comments below.

  • So sad. He’s only a little boy but he will grow up with the guilt of what he did. That family will have enormous pain. Guns are not needed in homes. Glad Australia has more sense.


  • Once again proof that US needs to think hard and wise what to do with this gun law / firearm possessions !
    My hard goes out to the family of Dijonae, in specific to the brother who shot and killed his sister. So very very sad.


  • Poor girl. Nothing like this would have ever happened if there wasn’t such an easy access to guns!!!


  • I don’t understand why or how a child of that age can even access a gun. I don’t understand the attitude the US have to guns.


  • Utterly awful. He probably didn’t fully comprehend the consequences of his action, but what on earth was a gun doing where a kid could grab it in a temper tantrum?


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