A little girl shot death by a "Wii-Gun"

A 3-year-old girl has accidentally shot and killed herself after allegedly mistaking a loaded pistol for a Wii controller.
The girl’s stepfather reportedly he went out to investigate what he thought to be a trespasser on his Tennessee property, taking with him his semi-automatic pistol. Another version of events has him going out to scare away dogs.
When he returned, he claims he left the loaded gun on a living room table. His step-daughter is said to have subsequently mistook the weapon for a Wii controller and accidentally shot herself in the abdomen. The wound proved fatal and she was pronounced dead at hospital.
Media reports stress that “the game’s controller was shaped like a gun that looked very similar to the real handgun.”

Police are said to be investigating but have not filed any charges as a result of the incident.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this case is how easily mentioning video games in conjunction with a child’s death apparently deflects all media attention away from the stepfather’s decision to leave a loaded pistol within reach of an unsupervised 3-year-old child.

Here's one more side of the story written by kotaku:

We reported on the accidental shooting death of Cheyenne Alexis McKeehan yesterday, mainly due to the fact that the initial reports indicated the girl mistook a real pistol, left on a living room table by her stepfather, for a gun-shaped Wii controller. In our experience, Wii gun controllers are generally white, blue, or orange, in order to avoid exactly this sort of situation.

The WiiAuto Pistol is a cheap bit of plastic manufactured by the HAIHONGCHANG Electronics Company in China, available for purchase via various web sites and on eBay. I've seen the peripheral go for anywhere for $7 to $15, so not only is it coloring realistic, it's cheap as well.

From what I could speculate, this is truly a tragic incident..... the blame could lie on the stepfather for being to careless leaving a loaded gun within the reach of a child,  or the manufacturer of the wii remote gun which unsurprisingly came from china which looks much like a real gun itself.

Well, from past I myself have purchase few of those BB guns which look realistically like a real gun, so I don't doubt China credibility in producing weapon of mass destruction.

Parents and guardians should really be more careful around their infants and child as they are as innocent as they look and need proper caring. A life could be save here if love is there

source : http://www.wsmv.com/news/22770717/detail.html

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