A 14-year-old boy girl was shot dead by her younger brother on Sunday night over video game controller. The 9-year-old boy was furious with her sister for not giving him the video game controller, so he had to retrieve a .25-caliber handgun from a nightstand, in another room and shot her sister at the back of the head. The victim who was identified as Dijonae White died at the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.
There have been various speculations about how the boy knew the location of the handgun. Though the supposed weapon belongs to the mother’s boyfriend. The mother of the victim was in the kitchen taking care of other kids when the incident took place, but there are still speculations about the boy knowing of the consequences of its action, before executing it.
According to reports from the security personnel of the district, “There’s a lot of difference between a 9-year-old and a 19-year-old,” he said, suggesting the crime would show intent if had been committed by an adult. “Between a 9-year-old and a 6- or 7-year-old, there’s not a lot of difference.”The juvenile court will be in charge of what happens with him at this point,”
However, there have been previous incidents of video game violence such as the 1990 incident, when an 11-year-old boy shot a girl dead after in his neighborhood after a fight over “Nintendo’s Spy Hunter” and also in 2007 when Daniel Petric killed both his parents after they destroyed his copy of “Halo 3” in Ohio. Kids believe the shooting in video games is where they will hit the reset button is the same thing as real life. It is obviously not so in real life.
President Donald Trump has also made some regarding the issue considering the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.“We have to look at the Internet,” Trump said at a White House meeting this February, “because a lot of bad things are happening to young kids and young minds and their minds are being formed, and we have to do something about maybe what they’re seeing and how they’re seeing it.”