A Georgia teen was live-streaming a video on Instagram Monday when he accidentally shot and killed himself.
His mom, Shaniqua Stephens, was home when her son was handling the gun in his bedroom. She said he had been trying to put a clip in the gun.
“I heard a big boom. I couldn’t tell if it was a gunshot or what,” Stephens said.
When Stephens heard the gun go off, she and her daughter ran upstairs to his bedroom, but the door was locked.
“We kicked in the door. We found him just laying there in a pool of blood,” Stephens said. “My daughter screamed and said, ‘Mom, turn his phone off!’ As I proceeded to look at his phone, he was on Instagram Live.”
She said his friends who had been watching the livestream ran over to their home.
“There was about 40 to 50 kids outside,” she said. “I guess these were the kids that were watching on Live that live in the area. I guess when it happened, they just ran over here.”
Forest Park police are investigating how Malachi got hold of the gun.