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A young boy tragically shot his sister in Mississippi on Saturday, over an argument involving a video game controller. The 13-year-old victim later died after being shot in the back of the head by her 9-year-old brother.

Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said the victim, Dijonae White, was shot after she refused to hand over a video game controller.

From Fox News: Cantrell, who said he had never seen a case like this one, confirmed late Sunday the girl died from her injuries after being rushed to Le Bonheur’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. 

White’s brother wanted a video game controller in her possession and grabbed a gun when she refused, police said. It remains unclear how the firearm used in the shooting had been accessed.

The children’s mother was in another room feeding other children lunch at the time of the incident, authorities said.

The circumstances of the shooting are still being investigated. Police are unsure what consequences the boy will face at this time, according to WLOV-TV.

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