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13-year-old boy kills himself with gun while friends watched on Instagram Live

By Mason White 5:25 PM April 13, 2017
Malachi Hemphill
Malachi Hemphill
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) Friends of a teenage boy were shocked to watch the child shooting himself in the head with a gun while recording an Instagram Live video, according to police in Georgia.

Forest Park police said that they are investigating how 13-year-old Malachi Hemphill, got his hands on the gun with which he shot himself in the head.

According to the boy’s friends, Hemphill used his cell phone to record video on Instagram Live. How showed about 50 of his friends a gun.

One of the friends then urged Hemphill to put a clip into his gun to avoid an accident. While Hemphill placed the clip into the gun, it went off.

The boy’s mother Shaniqua Stephens, heard the bang and ran into his room. Stephens and her daughter found Hemphill lying in a pool of blood.

Hemphill’s sister then yelled at her mother to shut down the Instagram Live video from the teen’s phone. A few minutes later, about 50 kids came to the boy’s home to check on Hemphill’s condition.

Hemphill was taken to the Gracy Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where he was pronounced dead. Stepfather Ernest Stephens said that unfortunately, these things can happen to the best parents.

Police do not know how Hemphill got his hands on a gun. So far, no charges have been filed.