Atlanta teen, Malachi Hemphill dead after accidental shooting:
Thirteen year old Malachi Hemphill accidentally shot himself to death while on streaming on Instagram Live.
Friends are saying Malachi got the gun from a friend who got it from a friend, and apparently he was showing it off on Instagram Live when one of his viewers asked him where the clip to the gun was. It was after he loaded the gun that he accidentally shot himself while still streaming to his followers.
Malachi’s mother and sister were home when the gun went off. They heard the noise and went running to his room, kicked the door down because it was locked, and layed their eyes upon the thirteen year old laying in a pool of his own blood, while still streaming on Instagram Live from his cell phone. When police arrived on the scene, Malachi’s mother went down stairs to see 40-50 of her sons friends gathered outside after they watched as Malachi accidentally shot himself. He was rushed to the hospital, and later died due to the gunshot.
Instagram has not commented on the matter, and Malachi’s mother is urging fellow parents to keep tabs on their children’s social media activities, and everything that they do.
Malachi’s mother expressed her worries over her sons unexpected funeral expenses. The thirteen year old did not have any insurance and his family does not have the funds to foot the bill for his funeral. NBA player, Shaquille O’neal has paid in full for the teen’s funeral expenses and paid a visit to the Hemphill family. This is one of many, self-less gestures Shaq has made of the years for people in need. “No mother should have to go through this. I can only imagine the pain that she and all of Malachi’s family must be feeling. I just wanted to do what I could to help them at such a terrible time” said the former NBA star.