Girl Shot In The Head By Her Brother During Argument Over Video Game Controller [Update]

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A 13 year-old girl from Monroe County, Mississippi has been shot in the head by her 9 year-old brother during an argument over an unspecified video game controller.

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The Associated Press reports that the incident took place on Saturday, when the girl “wouldn’t give up the video game controller when her brother wanted it.”

It’s not known what type of gun was used, or how the boy gained access to it, but he fired once and the bullet entered the girl’s brain. She survived the attack, and was rushed to Le Bonheur’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis.

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UPDATE 11:47pm - WTVA reports that the girl later died at the hospital from her injuries.

Further details surrounding the shooting are being investigated by local police.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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Obviously we need to start arming the 13-year-old girls.