Girl was killed by teen brother who fired at man in botched ‘ghost gun’ deal, sheriff says – WSB-TV Channel 2

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. — Authorities state a 13-year-old charged with fatally shooting his sis was developing weapons and offering them on the street.

Kyra Scott, 14, was eliminated outside her house. Authorities state her more youthful sibling unintentionally shot her while attempting to stop somebody from taking among his weapons.

The Douglas County Constable informed Channel 2′s Tom Regan that the teenager was purchasing weapon parts online and making the weapons.

Authorities state Kyra Scott was shot when Yusef McArthur, 19, come by to purchase a weapon from Scott’s sibling. Rather, McArthur nabbed the weapon and ran. Scott’s sibling, who hasn’t been determined due to the fact that he is a juvenile, fired at McArthur, however struck his sis.

She later on passed away at a gasoline station as relative attempted to hurry her to the healthcare facility.

“Her brother was yelling, saying ‘don’t die, don’t die,” witness Jaquan Straugh stated.

Authorities stated the young teenager was purchasing weapon parts online, and in some way putting them together — running a black-market weapons service.

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“This kid is 13-years-old and he’s making weapons, semi-machine guns, and selling those weapons on the streets of Douglas County, Carrol County, Atlanta,” Douglas County Constable Tim Pounds stated.

Channel 2 Action News learnt simply how simple it is to purchase among these weapons online in a previous 2 Examines story. We purchased an incomplete assault-style rifle online, no concerns asked, put it together and took it to the variety.

We later on took the weapon to be gotten rid of correctly.

What’s most unsafe about “ghost guns” is that they’re untraceable — a perfect weapon for lawbreakers.

“We seize hundreds of these, and the number is going up every year,” stated Graham Barlowe with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Guns and Dynamites. “We have found ghost guns, or firearms from unfinished receivers, used in some horrific crimes.”

Authorities are now attempting to identify the number of weapons the 13-year-old made, and whether anybody in the house understood what was going on.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.