9yo Gamer Shot In Head By Pal In Tragic Accident

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyNewsflash

This nine-year-old boy has died after being shot in the head by a friend in his home as they played Playstation in a tragic accident.

The incident took place at the home of the victim, named in reports as Thiago Avaca, in the neighbourhood of Tiro Suizo, in the city of Rosario, in the northern Argentina province of Santa Fe, as his mother Lorena was out of the house.

Local media report Thiago was playing PlayStation with unnamed friends under the supervision of his 17-year-old uncle when one of the other children picked up a gun from a piece of furniture in the house.


The youngster accidentally pulled the trigger and the bullet reportedly hit Thiago in the head.

His uncle is said to have carried him outside asking for help and the youngster was taken to the Roque Saenz Pena Hospital where he later died despite the best efforts of doctors.

His body was taken for forensic investigation. His mother Lorena had initially claimed that a gunman had gone to the window and shot at the children, fatally wounding her son, but investigators confirmed this was false.


Diego Garcia, an official from the Tiro Suizo football club where the victim spent afternoons and weekends playing football, told local media “Thiago was a quiet and well-mannered boy” adding that “the news killed us”.

It is unclear if the boy who fired the gun has been detained.

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