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Girl mistakes gun for Wii controller - kills herself

Discussion in 'Wii General' started by killman360, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. killman360

    killman360 Active Member

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    Fatal shot to abdomen

    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.

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    Pictured: Genuine gun on top, compared to Wii peripheral on bottom

    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 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 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. The authorities claim the girl "pulled the gun off the table and it went off."

    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.

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  2. rocktrns

    rocktrns Active Member

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    Oh wow thats sad.
    Its the Step fathers fault he shouldn't have guns just laying around.
     
  3. yocool

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    Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwww
     
  4. killman360

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    Then again, it does state that he had the gun out for a reason......
     
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    wow, the world is getting mad, and ppl is dying for all kind of things...
     
  6. HellinPelican

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    Something tells me there a significant difference in weight between a Real gun and a Wii gun....not to mention the metal and cheap plastic....
     
  7. killman360

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    Then again, it does state that she was only three years old. :001_rolleyes:
     
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    Wow, shows you how closely i read.
     
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    anyone stuped enough to leave a gun laying around like that is FK UP
    I have many Guns but nune of them are in reatch af a child.
     
  10. SpIkE_JoNzE

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    yeah, even airsoft gunz should be treated with respect...hey are dangerous in a stoopid dude's hands lol
     
  11. garygofast

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    Most all my kids and grand kids no how to shoot guns and respect guns very much
    But still no one should leave gun leing around
     
  12. SpIkE_JoNzE

    SpIkE_JoNzE Active Member

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    also this is another proof that SOME police guys are t00lz...
     
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    I don't understand what you mean
     
  14. SpIkE_JoNzE

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    i meant those guys are some kind of fools, they take care of the arm when they're at job, but they dont take care of it when they're not in job...:):):)
     
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    Yes Very TRUE thanks for clarifing that
     

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