Cops: 13-year-old accidentally shoots, kills himself on Instagram Live


The accidental shooting occurred Monday. 

A Clayton County seventh-grader accidentally shot himself in the head this week while broadcasting on a social media site, police said. 

Malachi Nasi Hemphill, 13, of Forest Park, was found unconscious at his home on Pineridge Court, Forest Park police Maj. Chris Matson said. 

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Hemphill’s mother, Shaniqua Stephens, said she heard a loud bang, went upstairs and found her son shot, Channel 2 Action News reported. Hemphill’s camera phone was recording onto Instagram Live at the time. 

He was taken to the hospital where he later died, Channel 2 reported. 

Matson said detectives are investigating how the Babb Middle School student got the 9mm semi-automatic pistol. 

Police are hoping to obtain footage of the shooting from Instagram. No charges have been filed.

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