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11-year-old shoots 8-year-old over puppy

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 October 2015, 15:05 IST

Just days after the mass killings in a college in Oregon sent shock waves across US, an 11-year-old boy shot dead his neighbour, McKayla Dyer, a girl of eight, in Tennessee.

The boy fired at her with his father's 12-gauge shotgun when the girl refused to show him her puppy. McKayla was rushed to a nearby hospital but succumbed to her injuries.

The boy has been charged with first-degree murder as a juvenile and will appear in a court on 28 October.

According to Gun Violence Archive, a not-for-profit organisation that compiles data on gun violence, 559 children aged 11 or under have been killed or injured this year in the United States in gun related incidents.

First published: 7 October 2015, 15:05 IST
 
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