US boy, 11, held for shooting dead eight-year-old neighbour

US boy, 11, held for shooting dead eight-year-old neighbour

US boy, 11, held for shooting dead eight-year-old neighbour

Written by Staff Writer

06 Oct, 2015 | 10:37 am

An 11-year-old boy in the US state of Tennessee has been held on suspicion of shooting dead an eight-year-old neighbor in a row over a puppy.

The boy has been charged with first-degree murder as a juvenile.

According to police, he shot the girl on Saturday evening with his father’s shotgun after she refused to let him see her puppy.
The girl has been identified as McKayla Dyer. Her mother Latasha said that the two children went to the same school.

Neighbour Chastity Arwood told that she heard the shot ring out and saw McKayla lying on the grass.

The boy is scheduled to appear in court again on 28 October 28.

The Gun Violence Archive, a not-for-profit organisation that compiles data on gun violence in the US, says 559 children aged 11 or under have been killed or injured in the United States in gun violence so far this year.

– BBC

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