ATLANTA — A teen is dead after he accidentally shot himself while his friends watched on Instagram Live, according to WXIA.
“I heard a big boom,” his mother Shaniqua Stephens said. “I couldn’t tell if it was a gun shot or what.”
Stephens had just watched her 13-year-old son, Malachi Hemphill, take out the trash Monday evening when she heard the gunshot.
She rushed upstairs with her daughter to find her son in pool of blood. His phone was still streaming on Instagram Live.
“We kicked in the door. We found him just laying there in a pool of blood,” Stephens told the station. “My daughter screamed and said, ‘Mom turn his phone off!’ As I proceeded to look at his phone he was on Instagram Live.”