I heard a big boom. I couldn’t tell if it was a gun shot or what.
This is wild. This kid was showing off the gun probably to look cool. In my sense guns like that in a home like theirs, he was probably in the wrong crowd of people that could lead up to gangs. But his mother is trying to make mothers question their children more.
Quite a scary thing for us.
Thirteen-year-old Malachi Hemphill was live on the social media site Instagram handling the gun when it went off. He was rushed to Grady Hospital where he died.
Forest Park Police said they responded at about 10:40 p.m.
“This is just a pain that will never go away,” she said. “He was my only son. He was just only 13. Just the thought of me seeing him on the floor will never leave my brain.”