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Teen Boy Accidentally Kills Himself on Instagram Live as Friends Watch

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A Tragic Accident...

One Atlanta family has been left devastated after their thirteen-year-old son accidentally shot and killed himself while playing with a gun that a friend had given him discreetly. The boy, Malachi Hemphill, decided to show off the gun to his friends on his Instagram Live feed when it accidentally fired- raising more concerns about gun control and how social media’s complicated role in young peoples’ lives can alter decisions…

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How could this happen?