’n 14-jarige meisie is deur haar broer doodgeskiet, wat gewere gemaak en verkoop het, Sheriff van Georgia sê

A 13-year-old boy who was manufacturing and selling so-called “spookgewere” is gearresteer nadat hy na bewering sy 14-jarige suster met een van sy eie tuisgemaakte vuurwapens doodgeskiet het, according to the Douglas County, Georgië, Sheriff’s Office.

Two people had come to the family’s home in Douglasville, oor 20 miles west of Atlanta, op November 27 to purchase a gun that the 13-year-old made, Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds said in a news conference livestreamed by CNN affiliate WGCL Woensdag.
But instead of buying the firearm, the pair stole the gun from the 13-year-old and fled the scene, the sheriff told reporters. The boy then shot at them as they were leaving, Pounds said, but instead struck his 14-year-old sister, who was identified by the sheriff’s office as Kyra Scott. Investigators believe the weapon he used was one that he had made.

      Arrests made in case

        Authorities have arrested Kyra’s 13-year-old brother and 19-year-old Yusef Jabryil McArthur Elone of the two people who had come to buy the homemade gun — het die balju se kantoor gesê in a news release. The 13-year-old has admitted to the shooting, Pounds said.
          The 13-year-old has been charged with felony murder, the sheriff’s office said in a statement, and McArthur El has been charged with robbery and felony murder.
          The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office is waiting for the investigation to be turned over to prosecutors before making a decision on final charges, District Attorney Dalia Racine said Wednesday.
          CNN is trying to determine if the defendants have legal representation who would comment on their behalf.
          According to the news release from the sheriff’s office, people at the home tried to transport Kyra to the hospital but stopped at a gas station, where they were met by EMTs and sheriff’s deputies. Kyra was taken to a hospital where she was confirmed dead of her injuries.
          It’s so sadbecause the mother’s losing two kids at one time,” Pounds said, telling reporters the boy had been making weapons fromstart to finish.
          He’s selling those weapons on the streets of Douglas County, Carroll County, Atlanta — oral,” het die balju gesê.
          Investigators are still searching for the third person involved, Pounds said, and the shooting remains under investigation.
          Authorities did not detail exactly how Kyra Scott’s brother was making homemade firearms or how long he’d been selling them. Investigators were looking at potential weapons charges for the 13-year-old, Lt. Jon Mauney of the sheriff’s office said, but he declined to comment further, citing the ongoing investigation.

          Ghost guns

          The use of ghost gunsself-assembled firearms that are often made with parts sold online and do not have serial numbershas been on the rise in some major cities.
          According to a Justice Department news release in May, tussen 2016 en 2020, meer as 23,000 un-serialized firearms were reported to have been recovered by law enforcement from potential crime scenes.
          Pounds called the issue of ghost guns asuper big deal,” toevoeging, “there’s no serial number, you can’t trace that gun.
          It’s real critical, and it’s a bad thing for law enforcement all over the world,” hy het gesê. “You can order everything you need to make that gun off of the internet and make itand it will fire.
            A GoFundMe set up by Kyra’s sibling to raise money for her funeral service describes her asthe kindest little girl you would’ve ever met.
            She had the biggest heart and always wanted to be around her family,” dit sê.

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