A 13-year-old boy, Malachi Hemphill, shot himself dead live on Instagram on Monday. The deceased’s mother, Shaniqua Stephens, said she had heard a loud bang from his room before rushing to see what had happened. She told WXIA-TV that she kicked the door in and found him lying a pool of blood. His younger sister, sensing he was live on Instagram had told her to switch the phone off.
He was rushed to Grady Hospital where he died.
His mother said his viewers on the social media platform, numbering about 40 to 50, had stormed the house to find out what was wrong. Shew warned parents to always monitor their children’s activities on social media.
The owner of the gun is yet to be ascertained.