13-Year-Old 'Accidentally' Shoots Self On Live Instagram
“I heard a big boom. I couldn’t tell if it was a gun shot or what."
Shaniqua Stephens had just watched her 13-year-old son take out the trash on Monday when she heard a strange sound.
She and her daughter ran upstairs and found him.
“We kicked in the door. We found him just laying there in a pool of blood," Stephens recounted.
"My daughter screamed and said, ‘Mom turn his phone off!' As I proceeded to look at his phone he was on Instagram Live.”
Thirteen-year-old Malachi Hemphill was live on the social media site Instagram handling the gun when it went off. He was rushed to Grady Hospital where he died.
“This is just a pain that will never go away," she said. "He was my only son. He was just only 13. Just the thought of me seeing him on the floor will never leave my brain."
Malachi’s mother said around 40 to 50 kids who had been watching live on Instagram came to their house immediately the boy shot himself.