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    Shocking "Fatal shot to abdomen"'

    Girl mistakes gun for Wii controller - kills herself - Multiformat - AllAboutTheGames.co.uk - Fatal shot to abdomen


    ''A Tennessee girl, aged 3, accidentally killed herself on Sunday night, according to local police in Wilson County. The incident allegedly occurred after she mistook a gun for a Wii controller.

    Investigators claim that the girl's stepfather had left a semi-automatic weapon on the living room table, and that the child had mistaken it for a Nintendo Wii controller. The child is then said to have fatally shot herself in the abdomen. She was rushed to hospital, but pronounced dead the same night.

    No charges have been filed in the case.

    We advise parents concerned about their child's safety regarding Wii hardware to consult Nintendo's Wii safety page.

    UPDATE: New details come pouring in, courtesy of local news channels. The gun is apparently a .380 caliber semi automatic handgun. The stepfather claims he was asleep at the time of the incident, according to authorities. The stepfather also claims the child's mother was in the room with the child at the time of the incident. The mother has told authorities the girl might have thought she was playing with a Nintendo Wii controller that resembled a gun. According to the stepfather, the gun was out because he had heard a prowler and gotten the gun out earlier that evening. He then left the gun on the table in the living room.''

    What morons the parents


    Cheyenne Alexis McKeehan, a Tennessee girl, aged 3, accidentally killed herself on Sunday night, according to local police in Wilson County. The incident allegedly occurred after she mistook a gun for a Wii controller.
    Investigators claim that the girl's stepfather, Douglas Cronberger, had left a semi-automatic weapon on the living room table, and that the child had mistaken it for a Nintendo Wii controller. The child is then said to have fatally shot herself in the abdomen. She was rushed to hospital, but pronounced dead the same night.
    The stepfather claims he was asleep at the time of the incident, according to authorities. The stepfather also claims the child's mother, Tina Ann Cronberger, was in the room with the child at the time of the incident. The mother was supposedly sitting at the computer, just a few feet away.
    The mother has told authorities the girl might have thought she was playing with a Nintendo Wii controller that resembled a gun. According to the stepfather, the gun was out because he had heard a prowler and gotten the gun out earlier that evening. He then left the gun on the table in the living room. The gun is apparently a .380 caliber semi automatic handgun. The gun was usually kept unloaded and in a cabinet. The child had been playing a Wii game. The game’s controller, according to authorities, was shaped like a gun that looked very similar to the real handgun. Cheyenne had learned how to use a gun from playing the Wii game for days. The authorities claim the girl "pulled the gun off the table and it went off."
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    The stupidity of some parents never ceases to amaze me. Honestly, who would leave even anything harmful near a 3 year old?

    Parents should have to pass an exam to have the right to bear and raise children. As a foster carer I get to see some awful parents but this case just takes the biscuit.

    Poor little girl.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Who the f??? leaves a loaded hand gun laying around on the living room table with KIDS AROUND!! Seriously, get your head checked! How stupid can you get?
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    Very sad, some people don't deserve kids.

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    Very Sad!!! Makes me sick at the thought that, that stuff prolly happens alot and many poor children never have a chance...

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    It's so sad when irresponsibility on the part of the parent leaves their child in harms way. Stories like this are far too many...Senseless and pointless deaths. That's all they are.
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    Not to Focus on this anymore as this is a sad story...

    But its very intresting on how alike these look, exspecially to a 3-4yr old


    A picture is below – Real gun on top, the Wii controller on the bottom.

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    Never leave guns laying around for kids to get use safes people!!!!
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    No charges are being filed? You gotta be kidding .

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    Quote Originally Posted by emuhack View Post
    Not to Focus on this anymore as this is a sad story...

    But its very intresting on how alike these look, exspecially to a 3-4yr old


    A picture is below – Real gun on top, the Wii controller on the bottom.
    They do look surprisingly similar. Stupid gimmicky game controller caes. Still the parents were even more stupid.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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