This is just unbelievably tragic for everyone involved.
A small community in White Pine, Tennessee was rocked on Saturday when an 11-year-old boy shot and killed his 8-year-old neighbor.
Apparently, Makayla Dyer was playing around with some of the other neighborhood kids over the weekend when an older classmate of hers asked to see one of her puppies.
Witnesses say that Makayla playfully told the boy no as he had previously been a bully of hers, but that’s when he pulled out his father’s 12-gauge shotgun and shot her point blank.
The identity of the shooter has not been revealed, as he is a minor accused of a crime, but we do know that he’s currently in custody and is being charged with 1st degree murder in juvenile court.
Our thoughts are with Makayla’s family and friends at this devastating time.
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