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14-year-old girl charged with murder of boy, 11, after pulling a gun during altercation

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A teenage girl was charged with the murder of a young boy recently, who was hit with a stray bullet after the girl retrieved a gun, according to Breaking911.

Police received a report of a shooting in a South Dallas apartment complex, discovering that two young girls had been in a fight in the parking lot. During the fight, the 14-year-old girl grabbed a gun and fired at the girl she was fighting, but missed, hitting the young boy.

"One juvenile suspect retrieved a handgun and shot in the direction of the female she was fighting; however, the shot struck a male juvenile bystander," police said in a statement, according 44 News.

The 11-year-old boy was taken to a hospital but died from his injuries.

The girl initially fled from the scene of the crime but was apprehended and is currently in custody at a Dallas County juvenile detention center. A gun was recovered from the scene by police. However, it remains unknown how the young girl came in possession of the firearm.

The mother of the boy says that it was her daughter who got into the altercation with the 14-year-old, who then pulled out a gun and fired.

"He was so innocent. He definitely didn't deserve it," the mother said.

"I just wish the younger generation would stop and think before they do irrational things, because in this situation, I'm not the only one hurting," she added.

A spokesperson for the family simply requested an end to local violence, saying, "We need the world to know that there is a better way. We don't have to resort to violence."

The mother continued to speak on her son's talents, future, and athletic gifts:

"He had basketball teams, football teams ... they all reached out and wanted to work with him because he was very naturally talented," she remarked.

"He was a very talented young man; he had a great future ahead of him."

The boy had high praises from the Desoto Independent School District as well, receiving warm condolences from the district's superintendent, who said "losing a student is one of the most difficult experiences one can have as an educator, it is akin to losing a child as these are our children."

The school district will be providing counselors for anyone in need.

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