We gathered that Hemphill was doing a live video on the social media site on Monday, April 10, with a gun when it went off. He was rushed to Grady Hospital where he died.
Shaniqua Stephens, Malachi’s mother told WXIA-TV that the owner of the gun is unknown yet.
13-year-old Malachi Hemphill on the live video before he died
“I heard a big boom. I couldn’t tell if it was a gun shot or what. I just knew that it was something that was wrong. We kicked in the door. We found him just laying there in a pool of blood. My daughter screamed and said, ‘Mom turn his phone off!’ As I proceeded to look at his phone he was on Instagram Live.”
Malachi had just taken out the rubbish before accidentally killing himself (Picture: Malachi Hemphill / Instagram)
Malachi’s mother said about 40 to 50 kids who had been watching live on Instagram came to their house immediately the boy shot himself. She however warned parents to always keep tab on their children’s social media activities.