A girl has been killed after picking up a loaded gun, apparently mistaking it for a Wii Remote gun-style controller.
Three year-old Cheyenne Alexis McKeehan from Wilson County Tennessee died from a single self-inflicted shot to the abdomen from a .380 calibre semi-automatic pistol. The loaded firearm had been left on the coffee table in the living room of the girl’s house, after her stepfather thought he had heard a prowler outside.
According to the child’s mother, Cheyenne had been playing a Wii game that uses a gun peripheral - not one manufactured or approved by Nintendo (seen in the picture, underneath the handgun used in the shooting) - shortly before the accident occurred. The youngster was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe is investigating the case, although has not yet brought any charges relating to this tragic incident.
Don't left your gun in any kids reach!