Boy, 11, Shoots Dead 8-Year-Old Girl ‘Over Puppy’

Boy, 11, Shoots Dead 8-Year-Old Girl ‘Over Puppy’

An 11-year-old boy has been charged with murder after he allegedly shot dead his eight-year-old neighbor and schoolmate over a puppy. McKayla Dyer died on Sunday after she was shot in the chest outside her home in the US state of Tennessee. The girl’s mother, Latasha, told local TV station WATE-TV her daughter had refused the boy’s request to play with her puppy before he shot her, skynews.com reported. Jefferson County Sheriff Bud McCoig said the boy, whose name is not being released because of his age, used his father’s shotgun. The girl was pronounced dead at hospital. Her mother described McKayla as “a precious little girl”.
“No matter how bad of a mood you were in she could always make you smile,” she said. The boy’s family has not commented on the shooting.

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