Mississippi Boy's Video Game Shooting Over Controller Kills Sister

Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said the girl was shot in the head from behind and that the bullet passed through her brain. She reportedly died at a hospital located in Memphis, Tennessee.

The sheriff added that the circumstances of the shooting are still being investigated, and that he is unsure what consequences the boy will face at this time, WLOV-TV reported. It was not immediately clear how the child had access to the gun.

"This is the first time I've ever dealt with any child that was shot like that", Cantrell said. I can't answer that.

Cantrell also added that the incident was "new ground" for them, adding that he didn't know what charges could or should be applied to a 9-year-old.

The accident has renewed heated debates over gun control, and even video game violence, and how it should be addressed.

Their mother was in another room at the home in Okolona feeding lunch to other children when it happened, Sheriff Cantrell told WTVA. "I do know it's a tragedy", the local police said when asked if the boy knew what he was doing. "We want to do what's right and we're going to get it right".

One family members shared a group photo showing the girls' basketball team Tupelo Middle School, with a serious-looking Dijonae posing in her No 30 jersey with a ball in her hand. The victim was rushed to the hospital, where she was treated for gunshot wounds.