FOREST PARK, Ga. (11 Alive) — A 13-year-old teen accidentally shot himself on Instagram live as his friends watched.
According to 11 Alive, 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.
His mother, Shaniqua Stephens, heard the boom and ran to his room where she found him on the floor.
“This is just a pain that will never go away,” Stephens told 11 Alive “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.”
She hopes that her son’s death is a lesson to keep a vigilant eye on what children are doing and who they are doing it with, “Monitor their phones, just monitor your children. More now than anything.”