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A 13 year-old recently shot and killed himself while showing off his gun on Instagram.

This young man from Georgia apparently traded his iPhone with another teen for the firearm which ended up ending his life. He was showing off the gun during an Instagram live video where he accidentally shot himself in the head. He later died at the hospital.

It's so sad to see this young life taken especially because it could have easily been avoided. I'm not sure really who's to blame here though, some will say the parents and it partially is because he was their responsibility. But they may have been asking him where his iPhone was and he may have said he lost it. It would be easy for him to just hide the gun which he obviously did. I would assume that if he hadn't killed himself his family would have gotten word that he had a gun after he showed it off on Instagram.

Source: WNEM